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Middle Ages

This is my Prezi about the Middle Ages and the key ideas. Enjoy! (not an order)
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Rachelle Magaram

on 6 June 2011

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Middle Ages Also called the feudal system, the form of government in the Middle Ages
Social Hierarchy
The king was on top, followed by the nobles, then the knights, with the peasants and serfs at the bottom Feudalism The Roman Catholic Church (a.k.a The Church) Eventually became the most powerful thing in the Middle Ages, even more so than the kings
Were/Could be involved in every aspect of your life at the time (baptism, confession, death rites, etc.)
Many pilgrimages were made to cathedrals Social Hierarchy:
Kings
Nobles
Knights
Peasants/Serfs King Is at the top of the social hierarachy
Gives land to nobles in exchange for loyalty and an army of knights
Is above the law Nobles Are (supposed to be) loyal to the king
Give land to knights in exchange for loyalty
Live on manors, own the serfs on their manor
Make some decisions for peasants (who marries who, etc.)
Archbishops are in this category Knights Are (supposed to be) loyal to their nobles and the king
Make up the king's army
Go through intense training, start as pages around age 7
Some live in manors, but most live on their noble's land
Owned smaller bits of land than the nobles Peasants Also called the Dark or Medieval Ages/Period Were at the bottom of the social hierarchy
Had few rights
Made up 90% of the population
Harvested the crops, fed the entire kingdom
Could leave the manor at will, but didn't because the noble protected them from invaders Serfs Had about as many rights as peasants & had similar lifestyles to peasants
Couldn't leave the manor
Were the property of their noble Crusades Started by Pope Urban II
Were dubbed the "Holy Wars" because the Christians believed God wanted them to fight
The original purpose was to take back Jerusalem from the Muslims-but some went to get rich, or to go to Heaven, or to see Jerusalem
Intended to increase the Church's power
The Muslims won every Crusade after the First Crusade; this caused a some people to doubt/question Christianity. The most common medical solution to an illness was leeching and/or praying. Some doctors used herbal remedies. Surgery was very basic and could kill you. Medicine Arts Mostly religious and flat- Medieval artists didn't know how to add depth to paintings War/War Methods Black Death Magna Carta
A document signed by King John of England that stated that the law was above the king, among other things
It was created by the Barons and Archbishop Steven Langton when they believed King John was abusing his powerThe Magna Carta possibly led to the fall of fuedalismIt inspired the U.S. Constitution Effects of the Black Death
People started to doubt Christianity beca After the Arabs shared the ancient knowlegde with Europe, the Middle Ages ended and the Renaissance began. Middle Ages....Dark Ages....Medieval Period...Medieval Ages...Middle Ages...Dark Ages...Medieval Period...Medieval Ages... Middle Ages... Dark Ages... Medieval Period... Medieval Ages... Middle Ages... Dark Ages... Medieval Period... Medieval Ages... Middle Ages.... Dark Ages... Magna Carta
A document signed by King John that stated that the law is above the king Magna Carta
A document signed by King John of England that stated that the law was above the king
It also stated that the king could not interfere in Church matters and restated other rights
It was written by Archbishop Steven Langton and the Barons
It inspired the U.S. Constitution After the Arabs shared the ancient knowlegde with Europe, the Middle Ages ended and the Renaissance soon began.
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