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Benjamin R

ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies - 0 views

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    This is a great, amazingly detailed site about the Third Crusade.
Benjamin R

Study Island Session - 1 views

  • During the Middle Ages, humble pie, an actual meal, was served to peasants. This dish was made from gizzards, hearts, livers, intestines, and other undesirable cuts of meat, usually from deer. (The choice cuts went to the upper class.)
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    I found a study island question that describes humble pie, a dish for peasants in the middle ages.
Benjamin R

Feudalism and Religion in the Middle Ages - 7 views

  • eudalism was the main political system in the Middle Ages.
  • The Church had the same amount, if not more, power and wealth than the kings.
  • All schools taught religion, most politicians were also priests, and no food was eaten without first saying thanks to God.
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  • priests had quite a lot of influence over the people.
  • Priests also collected a tenth of whatever the peasants had produced from their land over the course of the year. This was called a "tithe."
  • Anyone who was suspected of disagreeing with the church's teachings was called a heretic and burnt at the stake.
  • even if they did make it to heaven in the afterlife, they would have to spend a thousand years in purgatory to be cleansed of their sins on earth. So, many rich people would pay the church to say extra masses for them in the hope that it would reduce the amount of time in purgatory.
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    This site is very good for finding out important things about the middle ages.
Benjamin R

Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall - 0 views

  • such factors as Christianity, decadence, lead, monetary trouble, and military problems
  • Imperial incompetence and chance
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    This website has a lot of good information about the decline of the Roman empire.
Benjamin R

Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • Agriculture (also called farming or husbandry) is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life.
  • Modern agronomy, plant breeding, pesticides and fertilizers, and technological improvements have sharply increased yields from cultivation, but at the same time have caused widespread ecological damage and negative human health effects
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