Presentation on theme: "The Middle Ages or Dark Ages? in Europe 5 th century-16 th century Between fall of Rome and Renaissance."— Presentation transcript:
The Middle Ages or Dark Ages? in Europe 5 th century-16 th century Between fall of Rome and Renaissance
What do you know about legacy of Rome?
But then it fell in the 400’s and The Middle Ages followed. What do you know about this time period?
Economy Traditional Trade
Government Feudal system
Society Constant war: 100 Yrs War, Crusades, neighboring lords quarreling, peasant uprisings Disease: plague, hunger Basic caste system with few rich and many poor
Art and writing
Elsewhere Latin America
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100 Years War Great Famine Racism Great Schism Fur collar Crime Peasant Revolts Plague Write your own dramatic narration that would introduce a sensationalized History Channel documentary on the topic.
So why does Europe dominate from 16 th Century – mid 20 th Century?
The Renaissance or “rebirth” Revival of classics and humanism Why Italy first?
Center for humanism and classics City-states competing Center for Catholicism Survived/recovered from plague first Wealthy merchants/competing for bragging rights Relative lack of feudalism Talent
Look to Greece and Rome for past achievements humanism and individualism
Philosophy and literature Aristotle Plato Socrates Homer Herodotus Livy
All better than what Europeans had in middle ages?