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 Renaissance was a period in time where everything started to change after the middle ages. During this historical period humans stared evolving by becoming smarter and inventing useful recourses that have changed the world. The renaissance was a life changing period which brought more joy to the world after conquering the dark ages. The Renaissance changed man’s view on the world by using Art, Science and Literature to make humans brighter and because of the rapid information they were gaining.
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.
In conclusion, the three best labels are the Golden Age, the Age of Faith, and the Dark Ages. However, the best label out of the three is the Dark Ages because of the death, corruption, failure, and the invasions.The age of Faith couldn't be the best because the church manipulated their followers. The Golden Age also couldn't be the best because all the good things came from something bad. The church acted as a good distraction and form of security from chaos, but it had bad intentions. As a result, the medieval period is also known as the Dark
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.
People have different opinions about the Dark Age. They are all different, some say yes, some say no. So that is why I have picked maybe so. To see both sides of the answer. Let’s begin.
Europe faced many difficulties during the 13th and early 14th century which was considered the dark ages, many things accrued during that time. There was war between England and France which lasted for a hundred years from 1337-1453 these claimed many lives between the British and the French people to this day they have not forgotten the tragedy befallen both countries.
From 500 to 1500 AD Europe was not in a dark age, because of their advances with the Gothic Cathedrals, their conquests in the Crusades, and their organization within their Government. During 1163 through 1345 Europe had many architectural advancements, such as the Gothic Cathedral and the Notre Dame. According to the Gothic Cathedral document in Universities and Cathedrals it states,”Common features of gothic cathedrals included architectural innovations, including: large columns, high ceilings with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and large stained glass windows.” This quote supports that Europe was not in a dark age because it shows how many architectural innovations were made during this time period. The conquests of the Crusades support that Europe was not in a dark age because they brought many new trade items to Europe and they conquered new land and reconquered some land.
"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.
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."
Battles and wars slaughter civilians as each individual continues the strife with their monarch in attempt to obtain their own rights and freedoms. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, an absolute monarchy had always been the primary form of government. However, trying to limit the royal power, a new type of government was introduced known as a democracy. In a democracy, every citizen would contribute to the decisions that affect their country. The two governments vastly differ, causing tension to arise between them, in terms of effectiveness. The 17th and 18th centuries included controversy between people, deciding which form of government was more superior than the other. With the effectiveness of having freedom of speech, protecting
Historians call this time period the dark ages to illustrate that it was an intellectually dark time and there was not much learning. “The Dark Ages is a term applied in its widest sense to that period of intellectual depression in the history of Europe from the establishment of the barbarian supremacy in the fifth century (400 CE) to the revival of learning at about the beginning of the fifteenth (1400 CE), thus nearly corresponding
The source was created to help educate people how Europe was going through a rough time in the Middle Ages.”During the early Middle Ages much of Europe passed through a time of turmoil and confusion, of ignorance and lawlessness”. This source has a Eurocentric view of the Middle Ages. The authors didn’t write about any other civilizations that were flourishing at that time. The sources point of view/perspective is from a world history textbook written in 1954. In Document B: Textbook Passage #2, the source was created to help people understand how Europe was flourishing during the golden ages. “From 1000 to 1300, the economy of Europe developed and prospered. Available farmland tripled, and
The fall of the social structure in medieval period marked the downfall of the Middle Ages. The social structure of the Middle Ages was based on a system called Feudalism. A disease known as the Bubonic Plague and peasant revolt eventually led to the fall of the Feudalism. Bubonic Plague was also called the Black Death. It first began in Asia then spread to Europe. With the condition in cities that was worst, the disease spread rapidly in Europe due to the overcrowding living environment. It greatly reduced the population of Europe. It wiped out about a quarter of the population. With so many people were lost, the farms were not able to be farmed, which created a labor shortage. Plague had made peasant labors quite valuable. Peasants who survived
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