The Church During The Dark Ages

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During the Dark Ages the churches and monasteries were key to the shaping of society. Being a heavyweight power they could call out as many commands as a king. For example, in the book A Little History of the World we have a prime example of tension arising called the Investiture Controversy (Gombrich 133). This was a serious problem between the King and Pope since the priest saw the pope as their lord, while the lord of the lands was the King. Later on this problem sought out to the excommunication of King Henry IV, and rise in power for Gregory VII. However, the church wasn't one to be known as a “pest’, for they were very peaceful with others providing a sense of security to the people (A Little History of the World). In the “Dark Ages”

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