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  • So You Say You Want a Revolution? Bronx Lab School Global History 10 Unit 2
  • Where are we?
  • Today’s Topic
    • What is the best label to understand the Middle Ages?
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  • The Middle Ages Are:
    • The period of time from the Fall of the Roman Empire in 476 until the start of the Renaissance in the 1200’s-1400’s (where the Middle Ages start and the Renaissance begins depends on the part of Europe we look at)
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  • The Middle Ages Are:
    • The Middle Ages are sometimes called:
      • The Dark Ages
      • The Age of Feudalism
      • The Age of Faith
  • DBQ Interlude
    • Let’s look at the DBQ question:
      • Write a sentence that could work as a thesis statement for the DBQ essay you have?
      • “The label for the Middle Ages that best describes the era between 500 and 1400 in Europe is….”
      • Now let’s examine…
  • Why the Dark Ages?
    • Very little progress/development in:
      • Arts
      • Culture
      • Government
      • Thought
    • Lots of violence and uncertainty
  • Why the Dark Ages?
    • Which documents show this period as ‘The Dark Ages?
      • Document 1
      • Document 3
      • Document 7
    • Not the ‘The Dark Ages’?
      • Document 7
  • Why ‘The Age of Faith’?
    • Governments were weak or non-existent, so the Catholic Church was by far the major power in Europe
    • Most people only understood the world through religion, there was no science
  • Why ‘The Age of Faith’?
    • Which documents show this period as ‘The Age of Faith?
      • Document 5
      • Document 10
  • Why the Age of ‘Feudalism’?
    • Feudalism is the name of the system of Economic ($) and Political Organization
    • This system dominated Europe in the Middle Ages
  • What is Feudalism?
    • Feudalism is the name of the system of Economic ($) and Political Organization
    • This system dominated Europe in the Middle Ages
  • What is Feudalism?
    • Feudalism is:
      • A system of oaths/obligations between Lords and Vassals
      • Example #1:
        • King gives land to knight
        • Knight promises to serve in King’s army
  • What is Feudalism?
    • Feudalism is:
      • A system of oaths/obligations between Lords and Vassals
      • Example #2:
        • Lord gives land to peasant
        • Peasant pledges to give crops to Lord
  • Why ‘The Age of Feudalism?
    • Which documents show this period as ‘The Age of Feudalism?
      • Document 2
      • Document 4