Middle Ages, The
This volume presents the geographical conditions of Europe and their influence on the development of the Teutonic ideal of individual liberty. It describes the influence of Christianity and the role of the monastery in preserving culture and setting high standards. It explains how Roman, Christian and Teutonic ideas mingled together in the development of Feudalism and the Feudal castle. It finally relates how the crusades united the people of Western Europe in their first great enterprise and reopened the historical roadway to the arts, the ideas and luxuries of the East.