Monday, April 18, 2016

Church History Year Recap, Part II

Continuation from Church History Year Recap, Part I

II. Wandering Away: 
The Church Becomes an Empire

A. The Early Middle Ages (476-999)

Literature
Beowulf The Warrior retold by Ian Serraillier
Stories of Roland Told to the Children - H.E. Marshall

 


Events
The Medieval Church begins
Second Council of Constantinople
Third Council of Constantinople
Second Council of Nicea
Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope
Feudalism comes to Europe

Biographies
Pope Gregory I (the Great)
Mohammad
Boniface
Charlemagne

Boniface

Boniface

Boniface

Charlemagne

Charlemagne

Geography
Byzantium (Constantinople)
Arabia

Art/Architecture Study
Byzantine

Byzantium Mosaic of Justinian

B. The High Middle Ages (1000-1299)

Literature
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight



Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Events
East-West Schism: Western Roman Catholic Church vs. Eastern Orthodox Church
Crusades, Crusades, Crusades
The Magna Charta

The Great Western Schism

The Great Western Schism

Crusader Knight

Crusader Knight

Crusader Knight
Biographies
Saladin
Peter Waldo
Thomas Aquinas

Geography
Constantinople
Syria
France
England
Italy

Art/Architecture Study
Romanesque

Romanesque Art Study: Leaning Tower of Pisa

C. The Late Middle Ages (1300-1499)

Literature
Canterbury Tales retold by Geraldine McCaughrean



The Canterbury Tales

Events
The Great Schism
The Fall of Eastern Byzantium Empire
Gutenberg invents moveable type/prints Bible
Spanish Inquisition established
Eve of Reformation

Spanish Inquisition

Biographies
John Wycliffe
Jan Hus
Girolamo Savonarola
Johannes Guttenberg

John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe
John Wycliffe

John Hus

Girolamo Savonarola

Geography
England
Czech Republic
Italy
Germany
Spain

Art/Architecture Study
Gothic

Gothic Art Study: Notre Dame Cathedral

4 comments:

Sharon Henning said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic year. I am looking up some of the biographies. I haven't even heard of some of those guys. Once again, homeschool rocks! I want to learn more about the leaning tower of Piza as well. I saw it the first time when I was a kid and my family was stationed in Europe. Then I saw it a couple of years ago. By then they had made it an expensive business to climb the tower so we didn't. I did go inside the church, however. Such wonderful architecture.

Ruth said...

Sharon,
What a great experience! I hope some day my children will be able to enjoy traveling to Europe to visit all of the art and architecture we have been studying over the years. At least, I hope by then it will be somewhat safe.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

I just wanted to pop by and thank you for praying. It was very appreciated. Gary is home and recovering well :)

Ruth said...

You are very, very welcome. So grateful to hear he is home and recovering now.