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The Middle Ages 500 A.D. -1500 A.D.

An Introduction
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Taynia Shoebotham

on 12 August 2013

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Transcript of The Middle Ages 500 A.D. -1500 A.D.

WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE AGES
500A.D.-1500 A.D

The Middle Ages: Medium Aveum
The Early Middle Ages: 500 A.D. - 1000 A.D.
The End of an Empire
The Roman Empire fell under the advance of Germanic Tribes from the north leaving a power vacuum.
THE CHURCH PLAYED A VERY LARGE ROLE IN SHAPING THE MIDDLE AGES
The High Middle Ages: 1000 A.D.-1250A.D.
The Late Middle Ages: 1250 A.D.-1500 A.D..
Europe in 500 A.D.: the 6th Century
NO ONE WAS IN CHARGE AND EUROPE WAS IN A STATE OF CHAOS
PRIMARILY 2 POWERFUL GROUPS SOUGHT CONTROL
THE VISIGOTHS OR WESTERN GOTHS

THE VISIGOTHS SETTLED IN WESTERN EUROPE AND FEARED AN ATTACK BY THE HUNS SO THEY ASKED THE ROMAN EMPEROR FOR PROTECTION.
PROBLEMS QUICKLY AROSE AS THE ROMAN PROTECTION DID NOT COME CHEAP

THE ROMANS FORCED THE VISIGOTHS TO BUY THEIR FOOD FROM THE EMPEROR AT EXTREMELY HIGH PRICES AND THEY KIDNAPPED YOUNG VISIGOTHS AND ENSLAVED THEM IN THE ROMAN CITIES.
THE VISIGOTHS REBELLED AGAINST ROME IN 378 A.D. AND AGAIN IN 410 A.D. IN 410 A.D.UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CHIEFTAIN ALARIC THEY SUCCESSFULLY CAPTURED AND LOOTED ROME.
THE FRANKS, ANOTHER GERMANIC PEOPLE SETTLED INTO WHAT IS MODERN DAY FRANCE AND GERMANY
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THE ROMAN EMPIRE BEGAN TO FALTER IN THE 300'S A.D.
MANY GERMANIC TRIBES SOUGHT CONTROL
THE
OSTROGOTHS
SETTLED IN EASTERN EUROPE AND IN THE 300'S WERE ATTACKED AND DEFEATED BY ATTILA THE HUN
CLOVIS
481 A.D
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THE FIRST GERMANIC KING TO ACCEPT THE CATHOLIC RELIGION
His conversion to Christianity set the stage for his people to also convert.
Charlemagne became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 A.D.
Monasteries became centers of learning
Feudalism rose under the influence of the church
William the Conqueror takes Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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