In the 1300s, Petrarch, an Italian scholar who coined the term "dark age" after the all of Rome during the 500s through the 1500s because he thought it was a chaotic time.(Movie Talk "dark age") The "dark age" took place during all the Crusades. This did help make population smaller and it did increase food supply. This illustrates that Europe was not in a "dark age" as it will be explained. Europe was not in a "dark age" really and it did improve Europe's food and population grew bigger which meant more farming.
The end of the 11th century was the beginning of the first campaign called Crusade, which was later followed by other crusades. It was a period of great fighting for the lands and religious ideologies between Christians and Muslims. In other words it was a period of big changes, when thousands of peasants and soldiers died and a lot of towns were devastated. The first crusade was the biggest movement of Christians to Holy land. In comparison with other campaigns it was the most successful.
Thousands of years ago, a plague invaded the human world. The plague ' 'was know by the Great Pestilence, The Great plague, and the Black death ' '(Intro Doc). The plague attacked and kill around 25% and 45% of the societies it touch and/or encountered. The plague was made of three bacterial strains which created the three plagues called bubonic, pneumonic, and septimic. At this time of desesperation and agony in most homes religion such as Islam and Christianity became the most powerful force in the lives of people.
The Black Death According to the middle ages movie, the middle ages took place in Europe, they were also known as the Dark Ages. And the darkest times were the late middle ages. The reason why the late middle ages is considered so dark or not a good time to live in the middle ages is because of the Black Death. The black death is the worst catastrophe besides the children’s crusade.
In 1347, rats on ships brought fleas infected with the bacillus that caused the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death. Within four years, between 1347 and 1351, the Death had spread across much of Europe. Between 25 and 50 percent of the population of Europe died of the disease. The Plague led to fanatical religious practices such as flagellation, when people whipped themselves to atone for the sins they believed had caused the disease.
The history of Human civilization is generally thought about the constant improvement of later generations over earlier ones. This could be due to advancement made in science, math, language, morals, and understandings. However, the Early Middle Ages defied this trend. In fact, civilization went backwards.
The Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, lasted from 500-1500 C.E. Around that time, the Western Roman Empire fell, causing everything to go out of order in Western Europe. People during that time were basically Romans, and those living in the Eastern Roman Empire - the Byzantine Empire - were also Romans. Hence, the culture in the Medieval Ages was similar to the culture in the Byzantine Empire. Cultures, throughout the world, build on one another - just like how the Roman Empire influenced the Medieval Culture. The Medieval culture influenced American culture today.
The History Channel 's television series, Vikings, combines many elements of realism and fantasy. In Helen Young 's Re-making The Real Middle Ages, she points out how the media commercializes the whole idea of vikings, perhaps, in order to sell to more audiences by adding historically inaccurate elements such as supernatural aspects and unrealistic repeated triumph of the main action hero. Some realistic elements present in the show are the use of native language, brutal violence. It was also realistic how vikings raided, killed, stole treasure, and burned down the remainder of the town bringing back a few townspeople to sell as slaves. Some fantasized elements on the other hand happened in the beginning where a mysterious being in a black
Feudalism refers to the social structure during the Medieval time period, under which serfs were subjected to back-breaking labor and tyrannical ruling with little to no compensation. Along with the oppressive and constraining dictates of Feudalism, the common man was subjected to the whims and wishes of the Catholic Church. The papacy was, in a sense, absolute dictator during this era; wielding unrestricted power in most areas of life. The effect of this power can best be summed in a quote by Lord Acton, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. The Catholic Church was rife with fraudulence and misconduct.
During the 1300’s, Western Europeans lived under a system known as Feudalism which was designed to protect them from invasions by Vikings, Muslims, and Magyars. In this system of Feudalism, powerful lords gave some of their land to lesser lords, also known as vassals, and in return, the vassals would promise service and loyalty to the greater lord. This was known as the Feudal Contract because each side offered something in return for something else such as land for protection and vice-versa (Ellis 186). Peasants also lived on the land to provide food for the lord and although they lived a harsh life, they got protection from the lord in exchange for their service (Ellis 190). However, although Feudalism was the system that people lived under,