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Transcript of P2MA

middle ages Crusades were Christian military expeditions and religious wars proclaimed by the pope. They were organized mainly to defend Christians and to recover or defend territories that Christians believed belonged to them by right.

Feudalism is the general term used to describe the political and military system of western Europe during the Middle Ages. At that time, there was no strong central government and little security, but feudalism fulfilled the basic need for justice and protection.

Magna Carta, is a document that marked a decisive step forward in the development of constitutional government and legal ideas in England. Black Death was a deadly epidemic that spread across Asia and Europe beginning in the mid-1300’s. Medical historians have identified the cause of the Black Death as bubonic plague, an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Ancient weapons included axes, clubs, spears, and such projectile weapons as darts and bows and arrows. As people learned to shape and strengthen metals, they created more durable—and deadlier—weapons. The great civilizations of the past fought battles with such complex war machines as siege towers and catapults.

In the late 1300's and the 1400's, Renaissance writers introduced the idea of a "middle age" between ancient and modern times. Technology refers to the inventions—including tools, techniques, and processes—that people make and use to survive and prosper.

The centralization of the Carolingian state was not long a source of

political stability in western Europe in the early Middle Ages.
After the fall of Rome, people used money less than they had before, and instead mostly lived on what they could produce themselves, or what they could make other people give them because they were landlords or landladies.
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