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'''Politics''' is the study of decision-making power (who's got it, and who hasn't).  '''Politics''' can take many forms -- discussions, arguments, etc.
 
'''Politics''' is the study of decision-making power (who's got it, and who hasn't).  '''Politics''' can take many forms -- discussions, arguments, etc.
  
 
== Period politics ==
 
== Period politics ==
'''Politics''' within the [[Middle Ages]] and the [[Renaissance]] largely revolved around who had the largest sharp [[sword]], or who had the most friends with sharp [[sword]]s.  '''Politics''' also revolved around who was in power in the [[Church]], who was wearing the [[Crown]], and who had the favour of those in power in those institutions.  The resolution of [[political dispute]]s was made primarily by [[war]]s rather than [[diplomacy]], however the influence of the [[pope]] and the institutions surrounding the [[papacy]] meant that the [[Church]] was also heavily involved in the resolution of [[political dispute]]s.
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'''Politics''' within the [[Middle Ages]] and the [[Renaissance]] is a very complex subject.  Very much like politics is today.  Too complex to fit on this page.
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Some of the things that need covering in a discussion of [[early modern]] politics include:  Roman conquests, neo-Roman (eg: romano-british) activity, Viking activity, the Church, Aryanism and Catholicism, Charlemagne, the Pope, the Empire, the Church again, the Gothic, Vandal, Magyar, Hunnish, Khazar, Mongol and Gothic (again) invasions and settlements, the Eastern Orthodox church, the schisms, the other schisms, early nationalism (which bears no resemblence to post-18th C nationalism), the Danelaw, the Roman law and interpretations of Roman law, secular and temporal law, the Empire again, Papal authority and excommunication, Crusades and Jihad, the Latin states, the schism again, the city state, Catholicism and the Moslem view of the Frankish world, the Catholic view of the Moslem world, anti-papal reformations, the nationalist churches, the city states again, the reformation and protestantism, Niccolo Macciavelli, Castiglione, Mary I and Elizabeth I, the foundation of the papal and catholic plots against Elizabeth, 1588 and the armada, and at about that point we run out of time.
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Oh, and in no particular order.
  
 
== Politics in the SCA ==
 
== Politics in the SCA ==
'''Politics''' in the [[SCA]] usually revolves around the [[officer]]s and [[peer]]s of the SCA, not to mention the [[Crown]].  Fortunately, in the case of the latter, we have a system that is very similar to the system in place in the [[Middle Ages]] in that the strongest person with the largest (in our case blunt) [[sword]] is the winner.
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'''Politics''' in the [[SCA]] usually revolves around the [[officer]]s and [[peer]]s of the SCA, not to mention the [[Crown]].  Fortunately, in the case of the latter, we have a system that is very similar to the system in place in the early [[Middle Ages]] in that the strongest person with the largest (in our case blunt) [[sword]] is the winner.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
 
* [[Politics in the Renaissance]]
 
* [[Politics in the Renaissance]]

Revision as of 11:06, 17 November 2003

Politics is the study of decision-making power (who's got it, and who hasn't). Politics can take many forms -- discussions, arguments, etc.

Period politics

Politics within the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is a very complex subject. Very much like politics is today. Too complex to fit on this page.

Some of the things that need covering in a discussion of early modern politics include: Roman conquests, neo-Roman (eg: romano-british) activity, Viking activity, the Church, Aryanism and Catholicism, Charlemagne, the Pope, the Empire, the Church again, the Gothic, Vandal, Magyar, Hunnish, Khazar, Mongol and Gothic (again) invasions and settlements, the Eastern Orthodox church, the schisms, the other schisms, early nationalism (which bears no resemblence to post-18th C nationalism), the Danelaw, the Roman law and interpretations of Roman law, secular and temporal law, the Empire again, Papal authority and excommunication, Crusades and Jihad, the Latin states, the schism again, the city state, Catholicism and the Moslem view of the Frankish world, the Catholic view of the Moslem world, anti-papal reformations, the nationalist churches, the city states again, the reformation and protestantism, Niccolo Macciavelli, Castiglione, Mary I and Elizabeth I, the foundation of the papal and catholic plots against Elizabeth, 1588 and the armada, and at about that point we run out of time.

Oh, and in no particular order.

Politics in the SCA

Politics in the SCA usually revolves around the officers and peers of the SCA, not to mention the Crown. Fortunately, in the case of the latter, we have a system that is very similar to the system in place in the early Middle Ages in that the strongest person with the largest (in our case blunt) sword is the winner.

See also