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
medieval Europe suffered from many diseases and health problems as they had extremely poor hygiene and lack of basic medical knowledge. One of the most devastating disease they suffered from was the black death, which killed over one third of the population of England. There were also many illnesses occurring due to poor diet . Anaemia was common as well as arthritis, rheumatism, tuberculosis and dysentery. Sexually transmited diseases such as Syphilis, were also prevalent. As anaesthetics was not invented yet in the medieval times, many excrutiatingly painful surgeries such as amputations occurred for simple things that are curable today. This had a huge affect on medieval Europe as people were dying everyday from diseases that could have
In William Manchester’s account of the Middle Ages, A World Lit Only by Fire, he describes many traits that are essential to the medieval mind. Between the decline of classical pagan culture in Western Europe and the rebirth of culture during the Renaissance, the minds of Europeans underwent many changes as they began to stray from Catholicism and divert their attentions to secular affairs under the notions of humanism. Medieval philosophy was heavily influenced by ideas from the classical works of the Greek and Roman worlds. The Middle Ages were a turning point in history that brought major changes to Europe.
He was in the castle of Nimwegen but could not punish the crime. The Northmen returned to their own country with many men and goods” (Document C) Again this was a modified version of the records of the Abbey of Xanten. It was written by a monk in the middle of the 9th century. Xanten is a city which in modern day is in Germany. This information should also be pretty accurate because it was written during the Dark Age and it was written where the Dark Age was happening. This article talks about how there was lots of war during the Dark Age and that people always fought for things instead of trading. So far there has been three articles, two of them say that the Dark Age was dark in the fall of economy, and one says that Europe prospered in most of its features (e.g food
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.
For example, according to Document B, from 476 to 1100 there was a period of decline. "European civilization slipped back into semi-barbarism, the main reason for this decline was the lack of government that could keep order." Another example, from 1095 to 1192 many Europeans were involved in holy wars as Muslims and Crusaders fought in the middle east (The First Crusade). These wars showed a dark side in humanity. For example, The First Crusade Document B, described how the Franks pillaged and slaughtered, "The Franks slaughtered more than 70,000 people." A final example that this was a time period of darkness was the horrible Bubonic Plague that swept through Europe in the 1300's killing half of its population(Movie Talk-Black Death). Citizens barricaded themselves in their homes trying different remedies trying not to catch the plague. "People used fire, smoke, drank their own pee, and quarantined themselves to protect themselves from the horrid disease." While the period of decline, the dreadful disease, and the disastrous Crusade war were all horrible events the Europeans faced, but all events did not last very
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.
For example, from document B there was a lot of violence, trade, and education decline.(The Dark Age)"Highway robbers that travel became dangerous." Another example, from The First Crusades document B is that the Franks slaughtered more than 70,000 people. "In the Al-Agsa Mosque the Franks slaughtered more than 70,00 people, among them a large number of Imams and Muslims scholars, devout men. According to The Black Death document A a man described how bad and how he felt."In all the city, there was nothing to do but carry the dead to a burial." These three examples explain why Europe was in a "dark
"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.
Fourteenth Centaury Europe was a terrible place to live. The foundations of European Civilization were undermined because of the Black Death, the peasant revolts across Europe, and the Hundred Years War. The Black Death was caused by a multitude of different reasons. The Black Death spread to Europe through trade in the Mediterranean, the Huns, and a more centralized Europe. The Black Death spread so quickly overpopulation of cities. The Black Death impacted the economic and social balance of several monarchies. First, the people of Europe flogged themselves to renounce their sins and to achieve holiness. Secondly, the people disregarded the social balance, spiritual and secular laws. The Black Death not only broke up families, as the Romans
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.
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