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1 Late Middle Ages WHI.12

2 European Nation States - France WHI.12a

3 Nation States In the late medieval period European monarchies consolidated power and began forming nation-states.

4 France 987-1180: Hugh Capet takes the throne in France and begins the Capetian Dynasty Capet, sons, and grandsons were weak leaders But geographic location help strengthen France through trade Capetian power and territory spread outward from Paris.

5 France 1180-1226: Philip II (Augustus) One of the most powerful Capetian Gained more land (seized Normandy from King John) Strengthens the monarchy through the use of bailiffs Who were royal officials who collected taxes)


7 France – The Hundred Years’ War 1337-1453: The Hundred Years’ War is fought between England and France over land and hereditary rights. France loses many battles in the beginning stages of the war. Joan of Arc rallies and unites the soldiers to stunning victories in the Battle of Orleans. She is captured and burned at the stake as a heretic 500 years after death, she is canonized a saint

8 France The Essentials for France  Huge Capet established the French throne in Paris  Capetian Dynasty gradually expanded their control over most of France  The Hundred Years’ War between England and France helped define France as a nation  Joan of Arc was a unifying factor.

9 Nation-States (England) WHI.12a

10 England 1066 – Battle of Hastings is fought between King Harold of England and William the Conqueror of Normandy William the Conqueror wins and now possesses lands in France and England

11 England 1154 – 1189: Henry II rules England and owns more than one- half the land in France due to his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine This began the start of Common Law

12 England 1199 – 1216: King John has the throne He is a weak leader and barons begin rebelling against him Barons force King John to sign the Magna Carta (Limited the kings power) No taxation without representation Right to a jury trial Due process of law Limited monarchy

13 England 1272 – 1307 Edward I becomes king Strengthens the administration and monarchy Raised taxes to the burgesses (merchants) Creates the Model Parliament in 1295 Bicameral government: House of Commons and House of Lords Provides a check on royal power Increases the power of the nobility Laws passed in Parliament are applied to entire country

14 England 1337 – 1453 Hundred Years’ War Fought between England and France mainly in France over land and hereditary rights. France ultimately wins the war and pushes Britain out of France

15 Nation-States (Spain) WHI.12a

16 Spain 1063 – Start of the Reconquista (the reconquest of Spain from the Muslims 1400s: Muslims only hold Granada 1469: Marriage of Isabella (of Castile) and Ferdinand (of Aragon) unifies two separate kingdoms of Spain

17 Spain 1492: Granada falls to the Spanish; Spain becomes a unified country in religion (Muslim Moors are kicked out of Spain) Inquisition courts are set up to subdue heretics Jews and Muslims are expelled from Spain; those who stay are converted to christianity Exploration begins with Columbus discovering the New World. Spain begins an ambitious exploration and colonization program

18 Spain 1556 – 1598: Charles V rules Spain and expands the Spanish empire

19 Nation-States (Russia) WHI. 12a

20 Russia 700s – Russia is composed of a mix of Slavic peoples. Kiev is the capital. Influenced by the Byzantine Empire including the Eastern Othodox Church and Byzantine architecture 1200s – Mongols invade Russia 1240 – 1480: Mongols control Russians

21 Russia 1328 – 1341: the power of Russia is centralized in Moscow 1462 – 1505: Ivan (III) the Great is considered the first czar/tsar Ivan the Great frees Russia from the Mongols The power is concentrated in the hands of the tsar.

22 The Crusades SOL:WHI.12b

23 The Crusades Pope Urban II speech in 1095 started several attempts to “win back” the Holy Land from the Muslims that ended in 1291 There was initial success of the Crusades when the Christians temporarily captured Jerusalem Land captured were called the Crusader states (1 st Crusade)

24 Crusades The Crusaders’ states were vulnerable to attack Saladin reconquered Jerusalem Stayed in control even after the 3 rd Crusade 4 th Crusade Knights were sent to recapture Jerusalem failed, instead of gaining control of the city, they looted Constantinople

25 Effects of the Crusades There is a decline in the Pope’s and Nobles’ power Monarch’s power increased as many nobles lost land and wealth There is a bitterness between Christians, Jews, and Muslims Expansion in trade by the Italian cities Increased desire for Asian goods, particularly spices with the Middle East Weakened the Byzantine Empire

26 Fall of Constantinople 1453- Muhammad II (Ottoman Turk) invades Constantinople and defeats the Byzantine Empire Constantinople is renamed Istanbul, and becomes he capital of the Ottoman Empire The Hagia Sophia changes from a Christian cathedral to an Islamic mosque

27 The Mongol Conquests Mongols invaded Russia, China, and Muslim states in Southwest Asia, destroying cities and countryside Created a vast empire Very harsh rule


29 The Black Death WHI.12c

30 When in History??? 1347-1351 Remember- to the people of the 1300s something this devastating seemed like the world was going to end.

31 The Spread

32 Spread of Disease October 1347… the disease hit Europe most likely through trade with Asia 1347-1351 anywhere from 25% to 50% of Europe’s population would die from the Black Death Do you think they knew what caused it or how to cure it?

33 Studying a disease When looking at a disease, you examine 4 factors 1.The Environment 2,3. causation and mode of transportation 4. toxicity

34 The environment Population: 75 million… surplus in agriculture allowed many to move into cities, causing overcrowding Sanitary issues: they couldn’t keep up with the growing populations No plumbing, running water, toilets Used chamber pots, cesspools Water was contaminated

35 Causation and Mode of Transmission Caused by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis Lives in the digestive tract of fleas How does someone catch it? The flea bites host, the flea vomits into bloodstream, disease grows in humans, symptoms show, lastly death


37 Toxicity There were different types 1.Pheumonic- infects the lungs. Victim would cough up blood in 3 days and enter coma. 95%-100% fatal. 2.Septicemic- rarest.. 100% fatal.. The body is covered in rash within hours.. Death occurs in 1 day. 3.Bubonic- most common.. 50%-60% fatal 1.Symptoms include buboes, blood clotting, purplish-black skin, urine turned black and red


39 What caused the Plague?? Caused by an upset in the stars. The planets were in some unusual alignment which caused the sun to dry up the ocean, releasing toxic vapors. Body was made up of 4 humors: yellow bile, black bile, blood, phlegm. Once someone became ill with the plague, they believed one of he humors was infected Relied on bloodletting; lance buboes and apply plaster and herbs Induced vomiting or used enemas to purge the body

40 causes Church stated it was the wrath of God Believed in appealing to the saints, making humble pleas and prayers were the only cure

41 Cause Blame someone else.. 350 acts of mass slaughter occurred Muslims, Gypsies, and Jews

42 Prevention Eat and drink in moderation Stay away from marshy or low-lying areas where bad air may be Move to the country Bathing was discouraged Avoid sin at all costs carried around “posies” Covered themselves in poop, thought smell would keep the plague away

43 Treatment Drink melted gold Swallow menstrual blood or urine of victims who survived the plague Pierced the testicles Placed blood from pigeons or puppies on the buboes Magic

44 Impact of the Black Death At lest 24 million people died Manorial system ended Scarcity of labor.. Survivors could find jobs Church began to lose influence The disruption of trade

45 Is the Plague around today? The Black Death is NOT extinct and there is no cure, but there are vaccines US: 100s are infected and 10 -20 people die a year Usually where there are a lot of rats

46 Questions Had people known the cause of the bubonic plague, what might they have done to slow its spread What diseases of today might be compared to the bubonic plague? Why?

47 Preservation of Greek, Roman, and Arabic Culture WHI.12d

48 Education During the Middle Ages, education was largely confined to the clergy. They were the few who could read The masses (everyday people) were uneducated Church scholars were the ones who preserved ancient literature in monasteries in the East and West

49 Crusades Interest in learning grew with the European contact with Muslims and Byzantines during the Crusades Increase desire with Greek philophers Muslim and Byzantine libraries housed copies of these writings.

50 Church Scholars In the 1100s Christian Scholars visited Muslim libraries in Spain Question…Why were Muslim libraries in Spain?? Because Muslims invaded Europe in the Early Middle Ages only to be expelled in the Late Middle Ages

51 Church Scholars Most Western scholars did not know Greek but did know Latin Jewish scholars living in Spain translated the Arabic versions of works by Aristotle and other Greek writers into Latin

52 Result Europeans gained knowledge in science philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics

53 Also Crusaders brought back to Europe technology in ships, navigation, and weapons

54 Universities Thanks to he Church scholars who worked in monasteries, new institutions arose called Universities They appeared in Paris (France) and Oxford (England) Most students were Sons of burghers or well to do artisans

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