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A World Lit only By Fire

Summer Reading Assignment

Section 1: The Medieval Mind

1. The Huns country was known as the back of a horse.

2. Sigmund declared he was above grammar

3. The Visigoths invaded Rome in A.D. 410 under the leadership of Alaric.

4. Romulus Augustus was the last Roman emperor of west.

5. The serfs' basic agricultural tools were picks, forks, spades, rakes, scythes, and balanced sickles.

6. Outlaws flourished in the Hercynian Forest because they were seldom pursued.

7. Constantinople replaced Rome as the imperial fixer of European frontiers.

8. Nicene Creed was the Creed that Constantine set up for his theology.

9. De civitate Dei was the first great work to shape and define the medieval mind.

10. Canossa symbolized Secular submission.

11. The designation of saints emerged the second and third centuries after Christ.

12. Leo III became a very unpopular emperor because he issued a Draconian act in 726.

13. The name exchequer emerged from royal treasury officials who were so uneducated they used a checkered cloth for doing sums.

14. Knight was the lowest title of the aristocrat order.

15. Proclamations from the Holy See called bulls because Bulla was a leaden seal which made them official.

16. Papacy moved to Avignon in 1305 because Italian disorders and a campaign to outlaw the Catholic Knights Templar.

17. We know nothing of the architects and builders of Chartres or Canterbury because they were glorifying God. To them their identity in this life was irrelevant.

18. The great Schism was the period in the church where there wer multiple popes, or antipopes, at one time.

19. The Renaissance became in the early 1400s.

Section 2: The Shattering

1. Sir Francis Drake was the next explorer to successfully navigate the Straits of Magellan after Magellan.



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