Middle Ages Dbq Analysis

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The Middle ages started between 500 and 1500, which was split into different sections: the Early and High/Late Middle ages. The earliest part of the Middle Ages were also known as the ‘Dark Ages,’ which reigned between 476 to 1100 roughly. This started after the fall of the Roman Empire, which took most of Europe in a period of decline, dominantly Western Europe; including modern day England, France, Spain, Germany, Spain, Italy, and others. Following the collapse of the last empire, the economy and structure of government/society had collapse, causing many to fall back into small farming societies. On top of that, many invaders such as the Viking, Magyars, Germanic tribes, and Muslim invaders put them into a further primitive state. In the process, many of the technological advantages, education, communication, and trade was lost, not to mention the thousands of lives lost from …show more content…

Around 1000 to 1300, much of the negative aspects of the Dark Age began to deplete, “the economy of Europe developed and prospered. Available farmland tripled...bringing up the population” (Doc 2). Life began to turn around for the medieval society, their economy began its path to restoration and the advancements of farming led to larger populations. Farming communities were now more efficient thanks to the “Technological improvements like the heavy plow...” (Doc 2). In addition to the increase in population and farming, trade began to make it’s return as well. Looking at the diagram from Document 6, you can see the various trade routes connecting Europe. The regions “had their own agricultural classes” (Doc 6) which would introduce new resources and goods to many, making lives more easier and pleasant. All of these traits of the High Ages make it clear about the difference of life in the medieval times, that the High Ages were vastly greater in terms of living

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