Medieval Europe 814-1450: Religion - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 195 pages of information about Medieval Europe 814-1450.
This section contains 3,897 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Medieval Europe 814-1450: Religion Encyclopedia Article

Early Latin Christianity in Northern Europe

Foundations of Christianity.

Although medieval Europe is often associated today with the dominance of Christianity, the beginning of the Middle Ages was a period of competing religions when many of the pre-Roman inhabitants and invading tribes who had helped bring about the end of the Roman Empire continued to practice polytheism. Latin Christianity had been established in parts of Western Europe outside of Italy during the time of the Roman occupation (especially from the second through fifth centuries C.E.), and centers of Christianity continued to exist in such cities as Lyon, Arles, Tours, Poitiers, Marseilles, Reims, and Provence (all in modern France); in Silchester, Dorchester, Water Newton, and St. Albans (in Britain); Trier, Cologne, and Mainz (in modern Germany); and in Toledo, Córdoba, and Elvira (in modern Spain). The increasing presence on the part of bishops, theologians...

(read more)

This section contains 3,897 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Medieval Europe 814-1450: Religion Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Gale
Medieval Europe 814-1450: Religion from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook