I. The Process of Societal Change in Europe
Feudalism: type of society with 2 groups
1. Feudal‟s (owned everything, and had practically undisturbed total power) 10-12 Century.
a. Pope was said to be Gods representative, Gods power transferred to Pope on earth, and
Pope= god on earth.
b. GodPope King
i. All happenings had to have Pope‟s seal of approval
2. The Common Folk= nothing
Later on, the separation of Church from state, power of pope shifts to King.
o GodPope King (absolute ruler)
At this point, The Common Folk= something (the starting-point of rights)
o The separation of religion from politics
At this point, private property becomes one of the most important utensils for The Common Folk (the
introduction of natural law I am a human being, and therefore, I have been born into my rights).