The Middle Ages or Medieval Period is generally described as a phrase of time between the fall of Rome in 476 CE to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century.
The Middle Ages
Many scholars refer to the Middle Ages as the Medieval Period, while some may even use Dark Ages to describe this phase. Although, all reference the same time period, each term describes the same era in a slightly different manner. In a sense, the Middle Ages references an insignificant time period sandwiched between two much more important periods, the end of the Roman Empire and the birth of the Renaissance. Unfortunately, this also suggests nothing of any importance occurred during this time. The Dark Ages is used to describe an era in which no scientific accomplishments had been made, art was no longer produced, and the world lacked truly great leaders. In essence, the world had taken a step backward from the civilized advancements of the Greeks and Romans, to a world mired in filth, ignorance, and violence. We will examine various aspects of the Medieval Period to dispute some of these arguments. Topics include Feudalism, the Crusades, the Black Death or Plague, Charlemagne, the Catholic Church, and Gothic Architecture.
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Middle Ages Facts
Descriptions for different aspects of the Medieval Period.
Various descriptions and examples of Medieval Architecture.
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