Category Archives: Middle Ages

Evaluates the years between “the fall” of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the Italian Renaissance

Women during the High Middle Ages

In the early days of the High Middle Ages a new form of art, mainly poetry, began to develop based on chivalry and courtly traditions.  There were a good number of poems by both men and women, known as troubadours … Continue reading

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Black Death and the Late Middle Ages

Imagine an illness so powerful that people who go to bed healthy do not live until dawn. It kills most of the people exposed to it, depending on the particular strain. Imagine a plague that kills an estimated 35% of … Continue reading

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Church Life in the Middle Ages

The High Middle Ages appears in history to be a time when people were focused on: building cities, an emerging middle class, monarchies and universities.  Much of the before mentioned activities can be understand by discussing the Pilgrimage Church and … Continue reading

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Early Middle Ages

The Middle Ages span the fall of Rome in the latter part of the 5th century and lasted through the 15th century in Northern regions of modern day Europe. Often called the Medieval Era, the Middle Ages can be divided … Continue reading

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