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By Liam, Robbie, and Kristen. Chaos and Disunity of the Middle Ages . Political Factors - Instability. Kings lost power Charlemagne crowned king by Pope Church is more powerful than state If this wasn’t accepted it would be considered an insult Church has more power over monarchs. .

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By liam robbie and kristen

By Liam, Robbie, and Kristen

Chaos and Disunity of the Middle Ages


Political factors instability

Political Factors - Instability

  • Kings lost power

    • Charlemagne crowned king by Pope

    • Church is more powerful than state

    • If this wasn’t accepted it would be considered an insult

    • Church has more power over monarchs.


Political factors stability

Political Factors - Stability

  • Lords and knights gained power

  • Eventually Merchants took over

    • Merchants would become rich and own large sized houses

    • Land is power


Economic factors instability

Economic Factors - Instability

  • Vassals fought each other- very expensive

    • Vassals needed Knights underneath them that could be counted for

    • Knights- turn on each other sometimes


Economic factors stability

Economic Factors - Stability

  • Artisans formed guilds to eliminate competition

    • This forced towns people to bring business to these guilds


Social factors instability

Social Factors – Instability

  • Merchants more powerful than Nobles

    • Bought their freedom (charter)

    • Nobles fail to grasp concept of inflation

  • Fall of Feudalism

    • Travel opened new trading options

    • Charters were beginning to be granted


Social factors stability

Social Factors - Stability

  • Merchants run the towns

  • Guilds are formed

  • Leaders of towns are chosen from Merchant class by lottery


Final agreement or disagreement

Final Agreement or Disagreement

  • We agree because although there were times of peacefulness and order these periods were separated by large periods of instability


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