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p. 254. Christianity and the Rise of the Individuallocked

  • Kenneth Minogue

Abstract

‘Christianity and the Rise of the Individual’ examines the politics of the Middle Ages and the spread of Christianity. Three elements out of which civilization of the high Middle Ages was constructed are considered: the love of freedom of the barbarian tribes who had a powerful moral and legal sense of themselves as the inheritors of a tribal law on which their very identity was based; civil order constructed by agreement with a set of magnates whose control over their own tenants gave them an independent position of their own; and religion in the form of Christianity and its transformation of human values.

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