Staten og djøficering af middelalderen

Søren Svendsen & Elith Bjarne Olsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study examines Joseph R. Strayer and R. I. Moores views on the secularization af the thirteenth centure society. The medieval origins of the modern state form, for Strayer, is a success story, but among the problematic subjects that disapper from Strayers sight is the role of the Church in the development of the medieval state. The central theme af Moores book is how in the eleventh century power which had leaked away from the established institutions of an old world was used by a effective alliance af church and people to construct a new one, a newly established social and political order af westeren Europe for many centuries to come. The creation of an administrative class, whose members identified their interests with those of their patrons and not their familier, laid the fundations for the reshaping of European society and culture in the high middle ages. The creation af this class of men, and of the conditions which ensured its perpetuation and prosperity, was the crucial achievement of the First European Revolution. This was the instrument that prevented the vigour of the nascent states of Europe from running into the sands of tribal or dynastic loyalties and unchallenged local hegemony.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2014
VejledereKim Esmark


  • Middelalder
  • Jura
  • Statsdannelse