4 Influence of the Church on Medieval Europe Clergy on the ManorSole Unifying Source in EuropePromise of an After life (salvation)Canon LawThreat of ExcommunicationInterdict
5 Rise of the Emperors Charlemagne- France Otto I- Germany 771 C.E C.E.936 C.E C.E.
6 CharlemagneHis Grandfather (Charles Martel) stops the spread of Islam into Europe at the Battle of Tours 732 C.E.His Father Pepin “the Short” fought on behalf the ChurchCharlemagne= Charles “The Great”Crowned “Roman Emperor by PopeLeo III- Helped spread Christianity
7 Lay InvestituresA ceremony in which Kings and nobles appointed church officials1075 C.E. Pope Gregory VII banned lay investituresPower Struggle Emerging
8 Showdown at Canossa (1077 C.E.) The StateThe ChurchGerman Emperor (Henry IV) demands Pope Gregory VII step down as PopeHenry travels to Canossa to beg forgivenessConcordat of Worms: the Church alone can appoint bishops but an emperor could veto an appointmentPope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV
9 Who would you side with? If you were a lord? If you were a knight? If you were clergy?If you were a serf (vassal)?