The Middle Ages By glennsapp123 Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300 the middle ages Jan 1, 1000 Craftspeople organized into guilds Guilds came to play a leading role in the economic life in the cities. Jan 1, 1073 Gregory VII is elected pope Gregory was convinced that he had been chosen by God to reform the Church. Jan 1, 1098 Cistercian order is formed The Cistercians were strict. They ate a simple diet, and each had only a single robe. Jan 1, 1100 The song of Roland is written Jan 1, 1140 Classical works are rediscovered by European scholars The cheif task of scholasticism was to harmonize Christian teachings with the works of the greek Philosophers. Jan 1, 1150 Architects begin to build in gothic style A new style called gothic appeared in the twelfth century and was brought to perfectio in the thirteenth. Jan 1, 1200 Europeans population increases The number of people almost doubled between 1000 and 1300 from 38 million to 74 million people. Jan 1, 1216 Dominic de Guzman founds the Dominicans Dominic wanted to defend church teachings from hershey the denial of basic church docterines Apr 24, 1233 The Inquisition is created to battle Hersy The churches desire to have a method of discoverig and dealing with heretics led to the creation of a court called the Inquisition, or Holy Office. Mar 2, 2022 Serfdom grows in western Europe The serfs paid rents by giving the lords a share of every product they raised.