Early Middle Ages

Views:
 
Category: Entertainment
     
 

Presentation Description

No description available.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

The Middle Ages:

The Middle Ages The Early Middle Ages Impact of the Fall of Rome 1

Slide2:

The gradual decline of the Roman Empire ushered in an era of European history called the Middle Ages, or the medieval period. What does the graph tells you about the population in Roman cities after the fall of Rome in 476 AD? 2

Slide3:

3

The Middle Ages:

The Middle Ages The Middle Ages began with the fall of Rome and lasted about 1000 years. ( 500-1500 AD) Divided into 3 periods Early Middle Ages (500-1000 ) High Middle Ages (1000-1300) Late Middle Ages (1300-1500) 4

The Early Middle Ages:

The Early Middle Ages 500-1000 AD Fall of Rome led to changes in government, economics, and culture of western Europe Also called “The Dark Ages” 5

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome on W. Europe:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome on W. Europe Disruption of trade invasions Roads were unsafe to travel Business and trade collapsed Money became scarce 6

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome Cities abandoned as centers of government power Law and order collapsed 7

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome Population shifts People left cities to farm in countryside 8

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome People become self-sufficient They must be able to make and do everything for themselves. 9

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome Decline of learning and knowledge Roman learning declined rapidly as people left cities Few people could read or write Except for priests and Catholic church officials Most Germanic tribes did not have written language or know how to read Knowledge of Greek literature, science, and philosophy almost disappeared 10

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome Loss of a common language Latin language had united the Roman Empire Mixing of Germanic people into empire lead to changes in Latin Different dialects developed Led to the formation of the romance languages 11

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome:

Impact of Germanic Invasions and Collapse of Rome Roman Empire replaced by small kingdoms throughout Europe 12

Charlemagne:

Charlemagne For a time around 800, Western Europe had a moment of unity. Charlemagne, king of the Franks, built an empire reaching across France, Germany and part of Italy. Charlemagne is also known as “Charles the Great”. Charlemagne worked closely with the Church, helping to spread Christianity. Charlemagne also made efforts to revive Latin learning throughout his empire. 13

Slide14:

By his conquests, Charlemagne nearly doubled the territory of the Franks. His descendants were unable to hold the empire together, however, and the Treaty of Verdun divided it into three parts in 843. 14

Points to Ponder Answer using complete sentences.:

Points to Ponder Answer using complete sentences. Identify two effects that the fall of Rome and invasions by Germanic tribes had on western Europe . Why is the Early Middle Ages also known as the Dark Ages? 15

authorStream Live Help