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History 150: Medieval Society 2

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notes from day 2 of medieval society for exam 1
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Date Created: 01/28/16
1/27/16: Medieval Society Medieval Society: Continued. ***test questions***  Work and food for serfs. o Work was the central part of the everyday life.  Did all kinds of work except for the day of the harvest.  Men.  Worked on plots of land for their families.  Women.  Worked in and around the home.  Took tend to the animals.  Grew food and tended to the gardens.  Made clothing for themselves and their family.  Very good multitaskers. o Food.  English surf’s diet:  Bread.  Oatmeal.  Ale. o Eggs. o Cheese. o Peas/ vegetables. o Leeks.  Pork.  Mutton.  Hungered for protein and fat. The Medieval University and University Life.  By the end of the Middle Ages there were 80 universities in Europe. o Only a tiny fraction of the population attended these universities. o Started as early as ages 12­15 years old. o Mostly were sons’ of doctors, lawyers and merchants. o Younger sons of the nobility, while the older son took over the land.  1  university established in Bologna, Italy (1158).  University of Paris (1200).  7,000 enrolled.  One of the largest Universities.  Oxford (1208).  2,000 enrolled.  Cambridge (1209).  The curriculum. o Started as early as 5­6:00 am until 10:00 am when they had lunch; then had more  classes and studies; then went to sleep around 8­9:00 pm. 1/27/16: Medieval Society o Reliance on authoritative text from:  Aristotle.  Virgil.  Cicero. o What you needed to get into the University:  Money to pay for school  Ability to read and write Latin. o Selected one master to teach you all of the universal same curriculum.   All students studied the seven liberal arts.  Grammar.  Rhetoric.  Logic.  Mathematics.  Geometry.  Astronomy.  Music. o The method of instruction.  The lecture.  Latin word for to read.  The professor read the text book word­for­word to the entire class.  Books.  Expensive.  Valuable.  Students would take notes by hand if they could not afford to buy  the book. o Rented out books at some schools to copy. o Hand wrote the textbook would take two and a half months  for 200 ages. o Up to six months to copy a whole textbook.  Exams.  Degrees.  After four years of study a student took a comprehensive oral  exam; if they passed they were awarded Bachelor of Arts Degree  (BA).  After two additional years of study a student took a further  comprehensive oral exam; if they passed they were awarded a  Master of the Arts Degree (MA).  Students could earn a doctoral in law, medicine and theology. This  would entail 10 or more years of additional study.  Graduation rates.  Less than 50% earned a degree who entered an English Medieval  University. 1/27/16: Medieval Society  Reasons for not getting a degree: o Demanding education. o Too much work and memorization. o Lost interest because there was too much work to be put  into their studies. o Lack of money to finish studies. o Some liked being students (20­50 years). o Death or illness.  Career options.  Regulations for Robert de Sorbon’s residence hall.


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