The Middle Ages and the Rise of Pope Martin V Essay by tpmaven

The Middle Ages and the Rise of Pope Martin V
An examination of the life Pope Martin V throughout the Middle Ages.
# 25434 | 2,809 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2000 | US
Published by on Mar 29, 2003 in History (European) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper chronicles Pope Martin V's life up to the end of the Middle Ages/the beginning of the Renaissance period. For the purposes of this study, the Middle Ages is considered the time period leading up to the Great Schism, while the period from the Great Schism on is known as the Renaissance. It provides a brief history of Europe at that time and discusses the Great Schism, in which the papacy became involved in a power struggle with kings and how these conflicts over political matters resulted in the people's loss of faith in the Church which further weakened the Church's influence over the people eventually ending the Middle Age period.

From the Paper:

"The division of the Papacy caused the division of countries in Europe in the Middle Ages. England, the Roman Empire, Hungary, Bohemia, and Poland supported Pope Urban VI. Pope Clement VII had the support of France, Naples, Scotland, Castile, and Aragon. The Great Schism was a struggle not only over religious power but also of political power. The French and the Italians both wanted to keep the church under their influence; therefore, it was of utmost importance to each of them to have a pope who was from their country and to locate the center of the church in their country."

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