Another reason why the middle ages were referred to as dark is because of the decline in production of culture. “The passage illustrates medieval education, which was provided primarily at monasteries or church schools and was not available to most people” (Doc E). This was the adapters note from a passage about a monk who went to Chartres to study Hippocrates and it says how education was not provided for most people, which explains why there was a decline in culture because only very little could get educated. “I learned the ordinary symptoms of diseases and picked up surface knowledge of ailments. This was not enough to satisfy my desires” (Doc E). The monk learned very little in his studies and getting more education was hard then, so combine
The Middle Ages was a time that was greatly influenced by a feudalistic society, which led to the power struggle between England and France and the inequality between men and women. The idea of Feudalism,
One of the most important part of Feudal society the oath of Homage and Fealty. The Oath of Homage and Fealty required many things from both the lord and his vassal. The vassal was required to give the king, which he was declaring loyalty to, a certain set of obligations(Nelson). This would provide system between the vassal and the lord that allowed for a smooth economy to run because both the vassal and the king benefit and they have a system of trade. The vassal also had their own set of vassals called sub vassals, that were obligated to give to the vassal in return for a few things. The vassal become the sub-vassal’s ‘man’, which is what homage came from, and had to offer the sub-vassal a few things. These things included, a fief, which was usually land, respect, where the lord would not disrupt the vassal’s enjoyment of the fief, and Justice, where the lord will protect the vassal and if needed from other vassals. But the vassal also had to give the lord a few obligations too. First the vassal had to give the lord an amount of armed knights and provide him with an army(Nelson). This helps to allow feudalism to provide an army for anyone noble who needed it. Furthermore the vassal also had to provide the lord with 3 nights of protection if the lord was traveling nearby, gifts for the marriage of the lord 's eldest daughter and the knighthood of the lord’s son, fund other events the lord decided he wanted to do, come up with a ransom for the lord when needed, and give
The first reason the Dark Ages were not as dark as the name claims for them to be, is because during the Dark Ages there were tons of advances in education. The information in Doc A that claims “Europe suffered a decline in commerce and manufacturing, in education, in literature and the arts and in almost all that makes possible a high civilization.” is completely biased. And that the Dark Ages “Did not support learning” (Background Information) which is completely untrue. During the Dark Ages, there were still people learning and teaching. One of them being a monk named Richer, who “went to the town of Chartres, in what is today France, to study.” and “learned the ordinary symptoms of diseases and picked up a surface knowledge of ailments. This was not enough to satisfy my desires. I begged him to continue to guide my studies on a deeper level.” (Doc E). This passage shows that people were not only continuing to educate others, but some were actually begging to be educated on a further level. Also, dozens of monastic schools were established by Charlemagne. Education was still considered and important. And wasn’t being overshadowed by anything. Which means Europe did not have the decline in education described in Doc A.
Some people would argue that Middle Ages could be labeled The Age Of Faith due to the fact that, that’s what the Middle Ages in Europe was mostly about. The church had a very big
One document says that during the Middle Ages Europe suffered a decline in lots of things. “ During the Middle ages much of Europe passed through a time of turmoil and confusion, of ignorance and lawlessness. Europe suffered a decline in commerce and manufacturing, in education, in literature and the arts, and in almost all that makes possible a high civilization. Europe became a a region of poverty-stricken farming communities, each virtually isolated from
In the 1300's, an Italian scholar named Petrach used the term "dark ages" to describe the medieval period (Movie Talk: The Dark Ages). Petrach applied the "dark" and "light" terms to learning. Petrach believed that the Romans and Ancient Greeks were in the "light" of learning. The following period, the middle ages, was in the "dark''. Ever since he used the term, historians have been debating whether the time period between the 500's and the 1500's were really a "dark age." The middle ages were a time of war and chaos, so people think. Even though the Black Death and the Crusades took place during the time period between 500 and 1500, the middle ages were mostly a time of prosperity. The building of universities, the signing of the Magna Carta
Europe was not in a "dark age" really and it did improve Europe's food and population grew bigger which meant more farming. One example, is from document A which is that Europe was still in control and there was still laws."No man shall be forced to perform more service for a knight's fee."Another example, from document C is that Europe still had plenty of food and population grew."Europe developed and prospered." A final example, is that Europe was not in a "dark age" is from document E which talks about how universities and how church schools were formed. "However, universities introduced a new system of education, eventually replacing the monastery and church schools. These were three good reasons why Europe was not in a "dark age."
"During the "Middle Ages", from 476 to about 1100, European civilization slipped into semi-barbarism". It was a very hard and bad time, but a lot of historians debate about if Europe was in a "dark age" or not. The evidence states that Europe was a dark age.
The 'Dark Ages' is a term often used synonymously with the “Middle Ages”. The musical phrase “Middle Ages” tells us more about the Renascence that followed it than it does about the geological era itself. Starting around the 14th Century, European thinkers, author and creative person Begin to look cover and celebrate the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Accordingly, they dismissed the period after the fall of Rome as a “Middle” or even “Dark” years in which no scientific accomplishments had been brand , no great art produced, no great leaders Born . The people of the Middle Ages had squandered the advancements of their predecessors, this argument went, and mired themselves instead in what 18th-century English people historian Edward Antony Richard Louis Gibbon called “savagery and religion.”. Many textbooks list the 'Dark Ages' as extending from 500-1500 A.D. During this time
After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 CE, it led into the Middle Ages. Commonly referred as the Dark Age, Europe was in a time of reformation. Many have used the “Dark Age” as a synonym for the Middle Ages, due to the lack of education and unethical actions that occurred during 500 CE to 1500 CE. The Middle Ages weren’t so dark as it seemed, it was a duration of reconstruction, acquired learning, agricultural boom, technology improvements and architecture.
Every great time period eventually has to come to an end. As time goes by no person will ever know when aspects could start to go wrong. The Middle Ages, from the 5th century to the 15th century, was a time period that was very successful, but came to an abrupt end. The church was the center of attention and beliefs were strictly based off of superstitions. The Middle Ages were composed of and relied on three main systems; feudalism, manorialism, and the Roman Catholic Church. As time passed, all three of these systems were altered dramatically and were basically wiped off the map. The causes of the decline of the Middle Ages were the crusades, growth of towns and cities, the Hundred Year’s War, the rise of nations, the plague, and the Renaissance.
The medieval period in the European history is dated to have taken place between the fifth and the fifteenth century. This period can be referred as the middle or the dark ages. Scholars during the medieval era believed that it came immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire and took place before the renaissance. It is a significant epoch in the history of religions because the three major religions that is; Christianity, Islam, and Judaism united came together. This discussion briefly looks at the state of the three religions during the medieval era, their similarities and also how they differed from each other.
From 500 C.E. to 1000 C.E. in Europe was The Early Middle Ages. However, The History Channel says it is "The Dark Ages". The history channel portrays the Early Middle Ages as being dark and dramatic. Wow the history channel does portray something's wrong; they also portray many things right for television purposes.
This time period lasted from the 5th century to the 15th century, it began with the fall of the roman empire and merged into the renaissance and the age of discovery. It covered the time from the fall of the empire to the rise of the ottoman empire, which is the time of castles, and peasants. The middle ages were also called the dark ages because this period of time had been lost to history. Many important records of this period have not survived, historians don’t know much about this time as it is. During this “dark age” there was no “pizazz”. No scientific accomplishments, no great art, no leaders that made a difference. Meanwhile the rise of Islam was growing larger and more powerful. The medieval Islamic time world was more than 3 times bigger than all of