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    The Western Church During the High Middle Ages

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    During the High Middle Ages, the Western Church:
    a) Became an institution controlled by strong, secular monarchs.
    b) Emerged as an authority dependent on the monarchical secular government.
    c) Became a monarchy in power and behavior.
    d) None of the above.

    My answer is (c), but it is purely a guess.

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    Dear Student -

    I think you're instincts for answer c are correct.

    My reasoning is as follows:

    A) The Church during the Middle Ages wasnt really controlled by strong, secular monarchs.

    The various monarchs that existed were often embroiled in fighting one another and couldn't really jointly or independently dominate the Church.

    The Church was a very large, powerful, and wealthy institution all of its own. The approval of the ...

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