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Re: Christianity

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Quote:MadYou're right to the degree that feudalism probably could not have arisen in conjunction with Rome. If nothing else, the Carolingian redistribution of land was probably a great deal easier under the Church than it would have been under the Empire. But the Fall of Rome only opened a vacuum.The Roman Empire also set up the church to be in a position of power when it fell. The Christian church held more manpower, land, money and influence after Constantine than any other religion in Roman history. So not only did the fall of Rome provide the vacuum, it also set up the church to be in a good position to take over.Later
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