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Dark Ages Pk

  1. 1. The Dark Ages<br />It’s always darkest before the dawn.<br />
  2. 2. Middle Ages: Barbarians attack Europe, war all over, rulers unify under Roman Catholicism, feudalism starts. Setting a chain of events that will forever change the course of history.<br />
  3. 3. FEUDALISM IS LOYALTY & LAND.<br />King<br />G<br />Lords<br />G<br />Knights<br />G<br />serfs<br />Feud- a designated piece of land<br />
  4. 4. EMPIRES BEGAN CRUSADE VS. ISLAM<br />
  5. 5. A PLAGUE SWEPT ACROSS EUROPE<br />
  6. 6. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CTRL ALL.<br />
  7. 7. In 496 A.D. The Western Roman Empire Falls.<br />The Eastern Roman Empire or “Byzantine Empire” still flourishes.<br />I. Road to the Middle Ages<br />
  8. 8. C. Clovis spreads Catholicism/Christianity.<br />D. People in the West look to the Catholic Church for safety and guidance.<br />
  9. 9. E. Elsewhere<br /> 1) Coastal North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, even Spain are under Muslim Control.<br /> 2) Learning Flourishes in Muslim controlled Areas, Christianity feels threatened.<br />This can’t be good. If Islam takes over what will I do?<br />
  10. 10. Charlemagne becomes “Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire”, thanks to Pope Leo III.<br />Things are Looking Up:<br /> New Laws<br />Education Rises<br />Grants land to<br /> Counts (nobles) <br />Feudalism …<br />II. A Light then, stability at the cost of liberty.<br />
  11. 11. Feudalism<br /> Good Because it brought order and relative peace.<br />Bad because it kept everyone who was not a noble poor, and caused fighting among nobles. <br />
  12. 12. Filled the Power void in Western Roman Empire.<br />Led by the Pope who was seen as successor to Roman Emperors.<br />Controlled:<br />Writing<br />Science<br />Thought/Philosophy<br />People did whatever the Church said because they wanted salvation, and feared excommunication.<br />III. “the Church” Roman Catholicism<br />
  13. 13. Holy Roman Empire (HRE)<br />European Kingdoms who were trying to keep together the W. Roman Empire.<br />Kings were crowned by the Pope.<br />
  14. 14. Wanted to keep Islam away from Europe, so that Christianity could rule the world.<br />Religious Empire.<br />
  15. 15. Hierarchy:<br />
  16. 16. Religious Orders<br /> Definition: a group of people who dedicate their lives to religion and follow common rules.<br />Wanted followers to:<br />Live without property<br />Serve as teachers, healers, and friends to all living things.<br />
  17. 17. Helping Education<br />Established Schools at Cathedrals<br />Students were Sons of Nobility.<br />Schools became Universities as cities grew.<br />Taught students in Latin, worked to preserve Latin Language and Religious Text.<br />
  18. 18. The Crusades… Coming Soon<br />

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