Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
We have two overlapping sources of institutional authority during the Middle Ages, the church and the state. Both changed form and makeup massively during the millennium from 500 to 1500; each had its own view of how worldly power should be exercised. How did each influence and try to control the other? Consider in particular:
If you have the time, you might also want to look specifically into the so-called Investiture Controversy (which your textbook recounts on page 400, but not by that name) and the related struggle for power (not mentioned in the textbook at all) that arose between Thomas à Becket and Henry II of England.
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