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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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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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Comparing the Renaissance and Middle Ages

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Europe underwent a great deal of changes, including attitudes towards learning, science and technology, art and literature, and the way humankind felt about themselves and towards their society. The Middle Ages were the time period between ancient and modern times in Western Europe. Before the Middle Ages, Western Europe was part of the Roman Empire. After the Middle Ages, Western Europe included the Holy Roman Empire, the kingdoms of England and France, and...

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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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Weddings of the Middle Ages

Middle Ages As the ages have past weddings have changed, the most interesting weddings took place in the middle ages. Middle ages were full of mystery and lust, women were not merely wives but prizes and a possession, rarely was it love. The reasons of which people were married was determined by their class. Most of the marriage laws we know today evolved during this era. The celebrations were extravagant, full of color and magnificent entertainment and exquisite feasts, radical compared to...

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Women During the Middle Ages

Women during the middle Ages The middle ages were a big part of the world’s history. Every aspect of life was influenced. One important influence was on women. Medieval society was ruled by men and women had their “place’ depending on their social class (“Medieval Women”). Peasant women had the hard life; they were expected to cook and clean and help their husbands all at the same time (“Daily Life for Peasant Women in the Middle Ages”). Peasant women would typically begin their days at 3 am...

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Music and Middle Ages

Natasha Leon Music class Study guide 2 Middle Ages and Renaissance Study Guide 1. The phrase middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning which      years? – 450-1450 2. In the middle Ages, most important musicians were ____Priests_______? (Which specific group?) Church officials 3 which group held a monopoly on learning during the middle Ages? (Look up the definition to the word monopoly if you don't know it)- Monks in monasteries...

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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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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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Architecture of the Middle Ages

Architecture of the Middle Ages ……. HUM100 – Introduction to the Humanities Introduction When thinking of medieval or gothic architecture, one can't help but think about the giant castles and beautiful churches that are spread across Western Europe. The castles and churches are definitely a great example of medieval architecture; there are a lot of other examples to explore. For example, what were residential and commercial buildings like? How did the residences differ between those of...

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