Friday, July 4, 2008

Medieval History - The Church Saved Civilization

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the civilization built by Rome might have been expected to collapse as well. But it was saved by the Church:
Civilization, damaged and degraded as it might be, was preserved in the Dark Ages by the Latin Church, and the medieval civilization that was to arise was inspired and directed by that community and that inheritance (Previté-Orton, The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History, I:127).

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