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Middle Age

INTRODUCTION — from approximately ages 40-60 y — declining physical skills — increasing responsibilities — increasing self-satisfaction — increasing awareness of time (past, future) PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT — mostly gradual changes — decreasing height / increasing weight — after 55, approximately 2 inches lost for men, 1 inch for women — decreasing bone density (for women, loss is twice as fast) — decreasing strength — 10% loss by 60 y — decreasing vision, light...

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Middle Ages

beliefs, and order. The middle ages, although represented as "dark", backwards, and idle, were in fact a bridge linking the classical and modern world. Medieval society may not have been in a sense glorious, but the era of itself was a prime foundation of the modern world's newfound stability, a revival of the law and teachings from the classical era, a reinvestment and reform in the church, and a precursor to the golden age of art. The government of the middle ages, as convoluted and variable...

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Plague of the Middle Ages

Kieran Intemann 9/24/12 Plague in the Middle Ages The main cause of death in the Middle Ages was the Plague, or the Black Death. Beginning in the year 1348, the Plague killed about a third of the population of Europe. Part of the reason was that many of the streets and houses in Europe were disgusting and filthy. Another part of the reason was that the cures were not available to most people. Lastly, a reason that the Plague spread so quickly throughout Europe is that people had no idea that they...

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Health and Medicine of the Middle Ages

Health and Medicine of the middle Ages During the Middle Ages people lived very different lives compared to what we live today. They were very unsanitary and apt to catching illnesses. There were many different types of diseases and epidemics during the middle ages and very little was done to prevent them with the lack of knowledge the people had about each illness. There were many different types of illnesses and epidemics occurring in Europe during the middle ages. Some of these illnesses resulted...

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Middle Ages Economy

Middle Age Economy The economy mostly seen in the early middle ages was feudalism, Europe's form of government in the Middle Ages, was developed in the fifth century to meet the changing needs of the time. It was based heavily on the honor system. The king had overall power, then the lord, then the vassals, or landowners, and finally down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or estates, could be rented out to one vassal who would then rent portions of the...

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The Church in the Middle Ages

The Church in the Middle Ages Notes secular- not subject to or bound by religious rule; not belonging to or living in a monastic or other order. ecclesiastical- relating to the Christian church or clergy imperator Romanorum- Emperor of Rome lingua franca- various languages used as a common language between peoples of diverse speeches Main Idea: The church was a dominant force in the Middle ages due to the disintegration of the Roman Empire and the ability of Christianity to bring people...

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The Downfall of the Middle Ages

The Downfall of the Middle Ages There were many reasons for the downfall for the Middle Ages, but the most crucial ones were the decline of the feudal system, and the declination of the Church's power over the nation-states. In feudal society, everyone had a definite place and a definite role, with the power resting in the hands of the local lords (instead of a central government). The lords, or nobles, lost power after the Crusades, when the Europeans came into contact with the more...

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The Growth of London in the Middle Ages

Early on in the Middle Ages, London was not the great city it has become in the world today, in fact it was not even called London, it was called Londinium, then Lundenwic, and finally London. In the beginning of the Middle Ages, London was just a small trading town on the banks of the Thames River in England. As the Middle Ages progressed, so did the city of London. Even with the plagues and wars that occurred in and around the city, it grew into the center of the kingdom of England. At the close...

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Law in the Middle Ages

Law In The Middle Ages Ever wonder how life in the Middle Ages was? Whether its modes of punishment, the court system, Churches, or even medieval justice that played an important role for peasants, nobles, knights, and many more of the important people of the Middle Ages? During the middle ages there were laws people lived by and if broken they would either go to court or battle to survive. There is a variety of courts for different classes and also trials. First of all, there...

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Disease and Treatment in the Middle Ages

Disease and Treatment in the Middle Ages The Middle Ages were tough times when it came to disease and medicine. There were numerous types of sickness and disease that flooded Europe during the Middle Ages. Not helping the situation, the medicinal knowledge of the people of Europe of the time was not up to par. Some of the diseases and illness that were running rampant during these times were pneumonia, leprosy, and the plague. The middle ages were a time of great suffering and death because of...

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