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The Middle Ages


Question: ‘The scale of the raids, the density of the settlements and the degree of destruction have been greatly exaggerated’. Discuss this assessment of Viking activity in England in the ninth and tenth centuries.

Answer: The entry in the northern version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 793 tells how “In this year terrible omens appeared over the...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: The Middle Ages
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2557
  • Date submitted: September 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2061

Question: ‘Absolute monarchy was limited monarchy.’ Discuss with reference to ONE or MORE European countries.

Answer: In theory, an absolute monarchy is meant to be a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power and is...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: The Middle Ages
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1578
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2690

Question: Account for the appeal of Cistercian Monasticism in the 12th century.

Answer: Cistercian monasticism was one of the many ‘new orders’ established in the 12th century during a time of monastic revival. It began...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: The Middle Ages
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2200
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2041

Question: Assess the artistic and religious purpose and significance of the book of Kells.

Answer: The Book of Kells is an ancient Irish manuscript that contains elaborately decorated versions of the four gospels. The book has a...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: The Middle Ages
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2912
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2042

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