It was time when Christianity was suffering because of prosecutions of the Christian's by the barbaric. With the conquest of Roman empire by Constantine in 312 AD, Christianity became the dominant religion in Rome. Constantine after meeting with Cicinnus, issued the Edict of Milan and made Christianity and its practice legal (Cameron, 57). The confiscated property of the Church were also returned. Hence, under the reign of Constantine the Great, Christianity became an important religion in Rome, and it also grew to became an influential religion in Europe and the Western countries.
Theodosius I, the last Roman Emperor, acknowledged Christianity as the state religion in 380. Art was no longer created secretly underground or hidden inside of churches; it could be displayed openly in front of the public. For the first time, several basilicas were built openly for Christian worship and inside those basilicas, paintings and mosaics of biblical stories were created to be viewed publicly. The Edict of Milan made the Roman Empire become a huge contributor to Christian art and architecture and it created an tremendous revolution in history.
Finally the serious rift with the Roman Catholic Church (which was created during the French revolution) was healed when The Concordat was introduced by Napoleon. Mending the rift between the Church and State allowed freedom of religion and rejuvenated the beliefs within the people of France. This contribution to France ended in French domestic tranquility. Napoleon was not only a great leader, he also was a military genius. As a military genius, Napoleon won many battles to expand France and was always welcomed back to France as a hero.
Being in charge of the Church, Pope Boniface VIII was concerned with losing his control over the people within his realm. The decision by Philip the Fair to tax the Catholic Church in France had a direct connection with the relationship between Pope Boniface and King Philip for several more years. However, Philip the Fair had the highest power of France and was responsible for providing the people of France protection against its enemies. Being the leader of France, King Philip IV was obligated to the people of France to protect its borders, to finance his armies through taxation, and collect equally from all required citizens of France, including members of the Catholic Church located within the borders of France. I intend to prove that King Philip IV of France had a right to tax all of the people of France, in... ... middle of paper ... ...g to generate revenue to sustain a good, standing army.
The emperors of the upcoming Roman Empire wanted to increase their power to keep their empire united. Around 300 CE, Constantine ended the persecution of Christians by converting to Christianity and supporting his new faith with imperial funds and a policy of religious freedom1. Under the rule of Constantine (306-337 CE), the state religion of Western Rome became Christianity. However, the conversion of the state religion took a century or so and was declared the state religion under the “reign” of Theodosius (379-395 CE). Christianity attracted conversion among women and men of all classes, assuring personal salvation, offering social advantages and security from the emperor, nourishing a sense of identity, developing a hierarchy to govern the church, and creating devoted communities2.
Many understood Jesus’ statement in Matthew 16:18, “You are Peter” to literally mean that the church would form from Peter and he was associated with Rome. Therefore, church leadership would evolve in Rome and its leader would bear the title pope. In the following six centuries a sequence of events would eventually lead the bishop of Rome and the papacy to great spiritual and political power in Western Europe. The emergence of papal power and its impact on the Western Empire was more likely due to a confluence of divinely inspired historical events, than to the apostolic succession of Peter. The growth of the papacy is revealed through an assessment of how the popes rose to power, an analysis of the contributing factors, and their impacts on society.
He felt that, as emperor, he had a responsibility to help and protect the faith. He also believed that all Christians should have the same beliefs. These concerns led to another of Constantine’s great accomplishment... ... middle of paper ... ...Most important was his relationship to Christianity. With the Edict of Milan, he made Christianity the major religion of the empire and began a time of amazing growth for the faith.
The Medici family were beneficial to the renaissance because they helped established Florence as a significant city in Europe, they were patrons of arts and culture, they produced 4 popes in an era where religion was very important. The Medici’s families contribution towards the renaissances was mainly based on how they helped established Florence as a significant city in Europe. Florence is known as the birth place of the renais... ... middle of paper ... ...ench out when they were trying to invade Italy. Although Pope Leo X was defeated by Francis I, king of France, Pope Leo X was still able to help the papacy became the dominant political force in Italy. Pope Clement VII was the illegitimate son of Giuliano de' Medici.
By presenting himself as a legendary and rightful leader, as a romantic hero-figure, the child of the revolution and the key to future French greatness and blocking the bad parts of his regime from the public opinion. This made the people not only support him but love him and this devotion was key to Napoleon staying in power in France.
After many attempts to win the Prix de Rome, David was awarded the scholarship in 1774 and moved to Rome to study art at the academy. The time spent here in Rome was a major influence on the subject matter of many David paintings. After returning home to France David was inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract where Rousseau appealed for a new form of governmental structure. The Oath of the Horatii, completed in 1784, became an inspiring painting for the Revolution as its narrative was a commitment for change. In this painting the Horatii brothers were willing to die for their country and raise their hand in an oath for Rome while their father uplifts their swords they will go and fight with.