Western Civilization to 1689

Examine the growing centralization of power in European states from the High Middle Ages through the 18th century. How did European states begin to develop centralized institutions during the medieval period? Did all states manage to create a government with central authority over the whole country? Why or why not? Give specific examples. Then discuss the development of absolutism in Europe. Why were states able to create absolute monarchies in the 17th and 18th centuries?Your answer should be in the form of a 3 -5 paragraph essay. Your answer should be 1-2 pages in length. Style and mechanics will be graded, as well as content. Your essay will be worth 30 points of your test grade. Make sure to answer ALL of the questions in your response.Pay close attention to the time frame outlined by each question. Make sure to address ALL parts of the question in your response.