2011-2012 HEMED online course : Politics, Religion and State building (11th – 16th/19th centuries)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series HEMED online courses

After the disappearance of the Western Roman Empire and the weakening of the Eastern Roman Empire, the relations between political and religious authorities have changed, thus creating the building of new states. If from then onward their relationship didn’t systematically turn into the proclamation of autonomous regimes, it is noticeable that the political authorities did become more assertive in Europe. A significant example of that is the fact that the ruling of the wars between Catholics and Protestants was done by legal experts who have no direct contact with theologians. To study this complex situation between politics and religion, the authors of this lesson have focused on three points : the power theories, the politico-religious institutions and the practices of power.

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