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catholic Two Ways of Seeing Country Life
One inspired by the Catholic Church, the other by the Revolution


catholicRespectability in the Medieval Professions
The veneration of the people for Bishops, Kings and heads of guilds


 catholicRegional Splendor & the Common Man’s Comfort
The harmonic grandeur of Chenonceaux Castle on the River Cher


catholicSocial Classes

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   Differentiations & Participation in Society
                   How Paganism & Catholicism dealt with the different social functions

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Duties & Privileges of the Clergy
                   Since it bore the heaviest weight, the clergy had more rights

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Balanced Courage of the Medieval Knight
                   Difference between nobles and mercenaries in embracing arms

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Military Condition, Soul of the Medieval Nobility
                   A deeply ingrained military spirit created a class and a temperament

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   Intellectual Class, City & Country Workers
                   The great prestige enjoyed by the medieval university professor

catholicFostering the Originality of Each Social Cell
The superior should not suppress a living reality


catholicThe Three Orders of Medieval Society
All social classes participate in the government of an organic society


catholicDifferent Types of Nobility
Many ways for the bourgeoisie to ascend to nobility


catholicThe Bourgeois in Free Cities and in Kingdoms
Two different kinds and situations, but the same mentality


catholicThe Healthy Rise of the Bourgeoisie
Historical examples in France, Portugal and Brazil


catholicAll Classes Should Have Elites
How elites were born in the medieval guilds


catholicThe City and Its Nobility
How a nobility unlinked to military duties can rise


catholicA Missing Bourgeois Elite
Failure of the monetary class to develop its own organic elite


catholicOligarchies in Modern Democracies
The myth of the sovereign people and who really controls them today


catholicPatriarchs in the Middle Ages and in Ancient Rome
The familiar structure of society as the base of an organic aristocracy


catholicThe Coronation Feast for the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
How nobles and people commemorated together


catholicFeudalism and the Modern State
Contention between the feudal power and the cities; birth of Absolutism


catholicThe Natural Candidate to Exercise Power
Command naturally originates from service to community, not from wealth


catholicRichness of Soul in the People’s Life
Nativity figures reflect their vibrant personalities


catholicThe Grandeur of the King Dignifies the Cook
The influence of Windsor Castle over the great & the small


catholicAn Élan for Perfection Should Exist in All Classes
This is what was missing in the medieval cities


catholicAdmiration, Foundation for the Reign of Mary
Its essential role in the counter-revolutionary mentality


catholicLeadership: Established by Generosity & Gratitude, Not a Social Contract
Critique of the modern conception of power born from an exchange of interests


catholicThe Peasant-Nobles of the Roncal Valley - Part 1
How this courageous mountain people won the privilege of becoming nobles


catholicThe Tribute of the Three Cows - Roncal Valley - Part 2
A tribute paid to the peasant-nobles of Roncal Valley every year since 1375


catholicThe Organic Formation of Feudalism
How medieval society took root and sprouted


catholicThe Steps of an Organic Relationship
How friendships form in a Catholic society


catholicWhat Is Organic Society?
The members and organs that compose a healthy society




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