HUSAIN HAIKAL, (2008) SOME NOTES ON EUROPEAN HISTORY. /Jurnal/Al-Jamiah/Al-Jamiah No. 40 Th. 1990/.


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At present, there is almost not a single country in the world is not influenced or penetrated by European Civilization. Europeans influence varies on one country to another. Some countries are influenced in a very deep sense, while others are just on the surfaces. This id one of the many reasons why students of the history departement are required to take courses on European History. One of the courses is known as Sejarah Eropa Abad Tengah, or History of Europe during the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages cover a period of almost ten centuries, approximately between 500 up to 1500 A.D. The Middle Ages are full of interesting things which are worth presenting. However, some of these are contradictory one to another. These may confuse any body who is unfamiliar with this topic. This period, i.e. the Middle Ages, is known also as the ages of belief. See for example Anne Fremantle, The Age of Belief. As a whole, ways of life of the European people were under the domination of the church. The Church decided every thing concernig humans every day life. It intervened not only the religious domains, but also the secular domains. Furthermore, the Church did not only choose its own religious officials, but also indirectly chose the goverments officials asa well. Even the king ruled his people under the name of the Church. In Short, the Church had become more concerned with maintaining papal grandeur of furthering spiritual religion. Moreover, this period was full of stagnation. As there was almost no development dealing with knowledges or sciences. The religious spheres which intervened any part of life did not not stimulate development in learning, except in the matter of religion. Inventions stopped, unless they were advantageous for the Church. Any invention, though it was right in relation to the sciences and even benefited human life, if it was considered against the Church was extremely dangerous. It had to be suppressed and the Church did its best to exterminate it at all. One who dared enough to present his invention which was not parallel to the belief of the Church, was going to risk his life, even his famiies as well. Thus, the Middle Ages are also known as the dark ages.b

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Notes, European, History
Subjects: Al Jamiah Jurnal
Divisions: E-Journal
Depositing User / Editor: Miftakhul Yazid Fuadi, SIP.
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 17:41
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 10:15

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