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Middle Ages Travel Guide

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Background Europe entered the Middle ages around 5th century.
It was a more barbaric time for the area, as the government was never actually organized. Different groups of people were fighting for power and land. The Christian church and the various kings of England were in a power struggle, and the people of Medieval Europe suffered from it. It was a dark time that changed the way that people, governments, and churches acted toward the world. Where to Stay Government During most of the Middle Ages, feudalism ruled the land. This was essentially a contract between a landlord and a vassal, or someone who lived on an area of land and in exchange played the landlord military service. The vassal then granted their land to other people in return for food and protection. Sports During the Middle Ages, sports were used to increase the fighting strength of men. In jousting tournaments, people used swords, lances and daggers and most people did not survive the fight. Other sports included archery, colf (which is like golf), hammer-throwing, horseshoes, and wrestling. Religion Religion in the Middle Ages was not very diverse. There were 3 major religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Islam and Judaism were not very prominent. In fact, not only was Christianity the most practiced religion, but the Catholic church actually help a large amount of power in the government for most of the Middle Ages. Education People were mostly uneducated during these times. The Church members were the most educated as they had access to forms of knowledge and they actually had time to educated themselves. They studied grammar, logic, Latin, philosophy, and mathematics, as well as some natural sciences. During their time, some emperors noticed the lack of education, however few did anything about it. Places to Avoid Most places in Medieval Europe were dangerous and undesirable. Cities and towns had fallen apart due to lack of government, lack of cleanliness, or raiding from foreign tribes. Traveling was also dangerous because highwaymen would rob or kill passing travelers and traders. The plague increased the dangers as it could easily be spread from person to person. Most people just stayed home or in their villages. Manners and dress The manners of these times were dependent on social class. The people of higher classes acted more proper and polite. The peasants acted very uneducated and crude . Every area of Europe in the middle ages wore the same general type of clothing but with their own original twist to it. The quality of your clothing showed your social class and amount of power. Higher classes wore fine silks while peasants wore cheap wool and cotton. Transportation Roads and water access were essential to the middle age's economy. On land people traveled on horseback for shorter distances. Horse drawn carriages were used for longer distance because of more comfort. Boats were being built bigger and being made to travel longer distances. So people could go from port city to port city. Places to see Four important cities of the middle ages were Rome, London, Paris, And Florence. Paris was the of the Germanic Frank kingdom. London was an abandoned Roman city that was rebuilt by the Anglo Saxons to become the biggest city on the British island. Rome was the center of Christianity and an independent city throughout the middle ages. Florence was an Italian city that was known for its wool industry and was the site of the revolt of the Ciompi. Military The military was mostly peasants volunteering to help defend theirs lords. But kings let some people receive military training to become a knight or a Calvary man. They would help defend the king's land and people from invaders Bubonic Plague The bubonic plague started in east asia and was brought to Europe by traders. It came from rats that fleas sucked the blood out and then spread it to humans. Since people were so dirty the disease spread easily and wiped out two-thirds of Europe. It also helped bring an end to the middle ages When people made a long trip and need a place to stay the knights hospitaliers built shelters or hospices for them to stay. If you had the money you could look around for a inn. An inn is the hotel of the middle ages, you could buy a room for the night. There would usually be a room with a bar where buy food or buy a drink. Table of Contents 2. Background

3. Where to Stay

4. Government

5. Sports

6. Religion

7. Education

8. Places to Avoid 9. Manners and Dress

10. Transportation

11. Places to See

12. Military

13. Bubonic Plague

14. Bibliography Middle Ages By Frankie Chavez and Jesse Selph Coach Meyer
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