How Can We Account for Western Europe’s Sustained Economic Success

Throughout history people have noticed that Western Europe has sustained economic success, even during the middle ages. This economic success is due to more than one factor that we account for, but what can we account for the sustained economic success in the west? There were definitely quite a few reasons that account for this … More How Can We Account for Western Europe’s Sustained Economic Success

Two of the Divine Attributes and How Aquinas Derived Them

St. Thomas Aquinas(1225-1274), was a very influential medieval philosopher, who is regarded as one of the greatest theologians of the catholic church. Because he was a philosopher he is best known for his use of reason in his work. One of the ways he used reason was by deriving the divine attributes of God. Two … More Two of the Divine Attributes and How Aquinas Derived Them

The Origins and Features of the University System in the Middle Ages

During the 12th century a cultural revival or a renaissance was going on, because of this the university system began to develop further and further, eventually getting to how the modern university system is today. But what were the origins and features of the university system in the middle ages? The origins of the university … More The Origins and Features of the University System in the Middle Ages

What Kind of Developments Occurred During the Renaissance of the 12th Century

When you normally think of a renaissance, you will most likely think of the renaissance that occurred during the 16th century. But in actuality there have been multiple historical moments that fall into the definition of a “renaissance.” The renaissance of the 12th century is one of those historical moments that fall into that category. … More What Kind of Developments Occurred During the Renaissance of the 12th Century

What was the Significance of King Philip IV of France

King Philip IV also known as Philip “the Fair,” was King of France from 1285-1314. He had pretty elevated views on centralization of the government and the power of the monarchy; this was largely influenced by Roman law. He was also a pretty demanding king. But what was the significance of King Philip IV of … More What was the Significance of King Philip IV of France

The Mendicant Orders of the 13th Century

During the 13th century new Christian orders came into existence. These orders are known as the Mendicant orders, which consisted of the Franciscans which was started by St. Francis of Assisi, and the Dominicans, which was started by a man named St. Dominic. But what were these orders about?  Franciscans Like I mentioned above the … More The Mendicant Orders of the 13th Century

What Did the Albigensian’s Believe

 Albigensianism was a controversial religious belief during the middle ages, which caused some issues, including a conflict known as the Albigensian crusade. But what did the Albigensian’s believe exactly? Why was this belief so problematic? The belief of Albigensianism is rather similar to the belief of Manichaeism(a belief that there was a good and an … More What Did the Albigensian’s Believe