History: Cluniac reforms

Posted on Sun 03 December 2023 in history • Tagged with history, movement

910- The Cluniac Reform Movement began in Burgundy at the abbey of Cluny. In 910 , Duke William of Aquitaine founded an abbey on the principal that the high ideals of the Benedictine rule should be lauded and followed. The Cluniac abbots maintained strict adherence to the ideal of moderation practiced …

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History: Truce and Peace of God

Posted on Sun 26 November 2023 in history • Tagged with definition, dictionary

In the eleventh century the Catholic church instituted the Peace of God to stop knights from constantly battling each other and especially to stop them from hurting and killing noncombatant persons such as clergy, the poor, merchants and women. The church urged knights to take an oath of respect for …

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History: aratum

Posted on Sun 19 November 2023 in history • Tagged with definition, dictionary

See carruca aratum|see carruca .

History: carruca

Posted on Sun 12 November 2023 in history • Tagged with definition, dictionary

A carruca is a heavy, wheeled plow, that revolutionized agriculture in the high middle ages, . The aratum , a light, wooden, non-wheeled plow was used previously. The aratum could be effective in the light soil regions of the Mediterranean, however it was ineffective in the dense clay soils of northern and …

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History: Abbasids

Posted on Sun 05 November 2023 in history • Tagged with history, dynasty

750- 1258 CE - The Abbasid's were a dynasty in Damascus established by Abu al-Abbas. The Abbasids improved relations among Arab and non-Arab Muslims. They allowed Muslims of any ethnic origin to hold civil and military office in government. The natural result was far greater ethnic diversity and even greater acceptance …

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History: The Rus

Posted on Sun 29 October 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Novgorod, Northwest Russia, south-southeast of St. Petersburg- The Rus where a Viking people who ruled under Rurik in the Slavic settlement of Novgorod, 862 CE. The Rus eventually donated their name to "Russia" as it is known today. One of Rurik's followers, Oleg, 873- 913 CE, established an association of …

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