Presentation on theme: "Europe – The Dark Ages. Major Eras of European History Classical Era (Greece and Rome) 500 B.C.- 600 A.D. Middle Ages (time of knights and castles) 500."— Presentation transcript:
Major Eras of European History Classical Era (Greece and Rome) 500 B.C.- 600 A.D. Middle Ages (time of knights and castles) 500 A.D. – 1500 A.D. Renaissance Early Modern Era (time of powerful kings and exploration) 1500 A.D. – 1776 A.D.
No more large cities, trade, scholarship. With all the disease, riots, outside attacks and starvation people fled the cities of the once strong Roman empire. In Europe, people now lived on manors, self-sufficient communities consisting of a castle, church, village and surrounding farmlands.
What is Manorialism? Manoralism Economic System: Manoralism – the economic system of Middle Ages based on the manor. No large-scale trade. People live in isolated farming communities centered around a manor, a castle, a church. Farmland surrounds this small community.
What is cottage industry? People made stuff at home in their cottage. No factories; no trade
Feudalism The kings had lots of land; he gave land to lords in exchange for protection and $. Lords gave their land to knights in exchange for protection Knights let serfs work the land and he would protect them. Serfs got food and shelter. Thus, each person had rights and responsibilities
Feudalism….summary Again, the king is at the top The king grants land to the lords. Lords are in charge of the knights. Knights get land; they practice fighting Peasants or serfs work the land in exchange for protection
Serfdom represented a stage between slavery and freedom Slaves belong to master and can be bought and sold; Serfs could not be sold apart from the land nor could his holding be taken from him. Medieval Serfs were fixed to the soil. he could not change his abode, nor marry outside the manor, nor bequeath his goods, without the permission of his lord.Serfs
Middle Ages Intellectual achievements: It was a “dark” time for Europe intellectually. Literacy and scholarship was low. There was not much science or philosophy or art. There was only one book, only a few copies of it, and only priests could read it. (written in Latin)
No Dark Age outside Europe! Islamic scholars made scientific advances during the European Middle Ages. ALSO, they preserved the ancient Greek and Roman texts that Europeans seemed to have misplaced after Rome’s fall. University in Morocco. Founded in 859 C.E.!
The Crusades established contact with the rest of the world.
Magna Carta Example of Rule of Law Limited the power of the king in 1215 The 1215 Charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary
What are technologies of the Middle Ages? Water Wheel Crop rotation Eyeglasses Mechanical Clock Printing Gunpowder
Crop Rotation After years of growing the same crop, you need to grow something different so you don’t deplete the soil of nutrients.
Eyeglasses Invented in Pisa 13 th century By 15 th century Italy making thousands spectacles Eyeglasses encouraged invention of fine instruments Gauges Micrometers Fine wheel cutters Precision tools
Mechanical Clock Undermined Church authority equal hours for day and night a new concept Every town wanted one Public clocks installed in towers Allowed individual autonomy Work now measured by time increased productivity Bern, Switzerland
Gunpowder Europeans improved gunpowder to siege castles Europeans focused on range and weight of projectiles: siege warfare
Merchant Guilds organizations formed for mutual protection ( horses, wagons, and goods) when travelling. Provided the nucleus for civic organization. (mayors, town councils, etc…) Often a merchant guild would found a town by obtaining a charter. Craft Guilds A group of artisans engaged in the same occupation, e.g., bakers, cobblers, stone masons, etc.. mutual protection and mutual aid. no outsiders allowed! The purpose of the guilds was to maintain a monopoly of a particular craft (no outsiders allowed!) Ensured quality of workmanship, regulated prices. Ensured quality of workmanship, regulated prices.
Where is Greece? Where is Rome? Where was the Norman Invasion in 1066? Where was the “crossroads” to the Crusades? Where did the Crusades take place?
Summary The Roman Empire fell due to outside attacks and disease (brought on by trade) The Middle Ages began as the Church replaced governments as the central authority.
Feudalism/ Manoralism came from people’s need for protection. Each member had rights and responsibilities. Cultures interact through wars, such as the Crusades, and trade ideas such as democratic ideas or religious ideas
1. What was the economic system of the Middle Ages in Europe? Manorialism
2. Under Feudalism, what responsibility does a knight have? What does he give in return? Fight for the lord and protect the manor and it’s inhabitants
3. In what year did William of Normandy invade England? 1066
4. How did monks and nuns improve life in the Middle Ages? a. They opposed the feudal system b. they gave land to peasants c. they cared for the sick and poor d. they excommunicated criminals
5. A peasant who was tied to the land A. slave B. plebeian C. serf D. baron
6. New agricultural technologies in the Middle Ages led to A. increased food production B. creation of farming guilds C. end of Church influence D. end of feudalism
7. According to the map, what percentage of people died of Black Death in area A? A.15-50% B. over 50% C. it was unaffected D. under 15%
8. Crop _________ allowed for an increase of production of food on the manor. A. burning B. splitting C. thinning D. rotation
9. Writing rooms where monks copied the Bible were called _______ A. scriptoriums B. writing lavs C. Ecrivers D. Guttenbergs
10. According to the map, which areas were the most affected by the Black Death? A. C and D B. A and F C. B D. E
11. This was an economic result of the Crusades. A. trading contacts were opened with the Muslim world B. cultural diffusion happened in Jerusalem C. Popes gained ruling power D. many people died
12. This is a social result of the Crusades A. Kings got more powerful as a result B. Trading connections will lead to greater European wealth C. persecution of Jews and Muslims D. Popes got stronger as a result
13. The Magna Carta can be described as a A. Journal about English feudal society B. list of feudal rights that limited the power of the English monarchy C. census of all tax-paying nobility in feudal England D. statement of grievances of the middle class in England
14. This is an economic result of the Crusades? A. Trading connections helped many Europeans get rich B. Many people died of plague C. Popes gained political power D. kings established trade routes with Scandinavia
15. Political and social system based on the ownership of land A. mercantilism B. feudalism C. communism D. monoralism
18. The economic system of the Middle Ages that was based on small, self- sufficient communities was A. feudalism B. traditional C. manorialism D. market
19.This institution was the most respected and held most of the political power in Europe A. monarchy B. The Church C. The Peasant’s Guild D. Illuminati
20. Norsemen from Scandinavia who terrorized Europe using their masterful sailing skills (their longboats) A. Angles and Saxons B. Vikings C. Mongols D. Celts