The Middle Ages: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Fall of the Western Roman Empire Through the Black Death to the Beginning of the Renaissance

The Middle Ages: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Fall of the Western Roman Empire Through the Black Death to the Beginning of the Renaissance

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Overview

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Middle Ages, then keep reading...

One of the least understood periods of European history occurred between the 6th century and the 14th or 15th century (depending on which historian you ask). Commonly called the Middle Ages, this was a time period of extreme change for Europe, beginning with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. To a continent that had seen a drastic shift in the power structure, the world seemed to be particularly harsh. Rome had been a major player across Europe for well over a millennium. Then it was gone.

This is also a time period that still inspires art, literature, and philosophy today. There were men who lived during the Middle Ages who are still quoted and revered today, such as Saint Thomas Aquinas. They were almost always men of the cloth (religious men), but not always. People still enjoy the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, a famous writer who was also a merchant. The architecture of this time has also been used and reused for many centuries as well. The cathedrals and castles built during the Middle Ages still remain while younger structures have long since crumbled. Perhaps the most famous architecture from the time though is known as the Gothic style. The look and feel of the Gothic style have inspired many generations, including the Romantics of the 1800s and the horror/mystery genre that is still so popular today. However, it was the birth of universities that reflects the thinking of the time. Prior to the Middle Ages, there was no higher education.

Many of the institutions and ideas that the men of the Renaissance would explore began during the Middle Ages. It was a time when Europe healed from the fall of one superpower and transitioned into something that more closely resembled the map of Europe today. It would undergo many more changes in the years following the Middle Ages, but nations began to find their identities without their Roman overlords.

In The Middle Ages: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Fall of the Western Roman Empire Through the Black Death to the Beginning of the Renaissance, you will discover topics such as:


  • Fall of the Western Roman Empire
  • Stewards of the Future
  • The Rise of the Byzantine Empire
  • Reclaiming Spain and Expanding One of the Strongest and Earliest Kingdoms of the Middle Ages
  • Charlemagne
  • A Brief Return to the Empire
  • Otto I and His New Empire
  • The Great Schism
  • The Famous (or Infamous) Crusades
  • Forging a New England
  • The Hundred Years' War
  • The Horrors of Nature
  • Higher Education and The Gothic Period
  • How the Middle Ages Advanced Education and Architecture
  • The Renaissance
  • And much, much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950922000
Publisher: Ch Publications
Publication date: 05/11/2019
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 924,640
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Fall of the Western Roman Empire

Chapter 2 – Stewards of the Future – The Rise of the Byzantine Empire

Chapter 3 – Reclaiming Spain and Expanding One of the Strongest and Earliest Kingdoms of the Middle Ages

Chapter 4 – Charlemagne – A Brief Return to the Empire

Chapter 5 – Otto I and His New Empire

Chapter 6 – The Great Schism

Chapter 7 – The Famous (or Infamous) Crusades – 1095 to 1291

Chapter 8 – Forging a New England

Chapter 9 – The Hundred Years’ War – 1337 to 1453

Chapter 10 – The Horrors of Nature

Chapter 11 – Higher Education and The Gothic Period – How the Middle Ages Advanced Education and Architecture

Chapter 12 – The Renaissance

Conclusion

Bibliography

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