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Medieval Europe

Immediately after the fall of Rome ( Texas CScope )
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Casey Mulryan

on 8 October 2013

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Transcript of Medieval Europe

Change in the concept of government from one of loyalty to public government.
Written law shifts to governance through unwritten laws and traditions.


IMPACT OF FALL OF ROME ON WESTERN EUROPE

Downfall of cities as centers of administration:
Shift to a rural population as Roman citizens abandoned destroyed cities.
Decline of learning since Germanic invaders could not read or write.
Loss of a common language as Latin changes and different dialects develop.


IMPACT OF FALL OF ROME ON WESTERN EUROPE

Disruption of trade:


leads to collapse of businesses.
destruction of economic centers.
scarcity of money as a result of invasions


IMPACT OF FALL OF ROME ON WESTERN EUROPE

Reasons:
Invaders overrun the
empire
(Mongols, Huns, Franks
, etc.)
Inflation.
Roman army cannot
defend the
empire.
People’s loyalty and
service to the
empire declines
.


Decline of Rome and formation of Medieval Europe


Medieval Europe
(after the fall of Rome)
Fierce warrior, strong statesman, and a pious Christian.
Founder of the Carolingian Empire.
His empire will stretch over most of western Europe and central Europe.
Will be crowned as the Roman Emperor.
Revived education. (classical studies, Latin culture, and created schools).
Charlemagne

Established by
Clovis-
a strong military leader. 500 AD.
The first Germanic leader to convert to Christianity.



The Kingdom of the Franks

Roman politics decay – empire is split; an additional capital established (Constantinople), but this does not save it.
People turn to the Church and lords for security and protection.
Development of
feudalism
and strong Church authority in medieval Europe.


Decline of Rome and formation of medieval Europe

Visigoths-Spain and Italy.
Ostrogoths- Italy 5th century.
Anglo-Saxsons- Great Britain


New Germanic Kingdoms

Medieval- comes from the Latin phrase
"medium aevum" which means
middle ages
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