Middle Ages Essays

Summer Assignment

IB AP European History Summer Assignment Prerequisite for the AP European History class After doing research on Medieval Europe, address the following questions in essay format. Your research can come through books, the internet and Gateway’s databases (Gale) that you would find under Electronic Resources on our webpage. Cite where you’re getting your information from. The response for each set of questions should be 300 words in length and should be hand written. Essays will be turned in on the…

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Education of the Middle Ages

Education, as we know it today, did not exist in the Middle Ages. Illiteracy was dominant among the population. Scribes were the exception to the rule. Churches were the main source of knowledge and schooling. Real interest in learning grew along with the development of towns. The towns’ officials needed to be educated. At the same time a need for legal institutions was created and so started the university phenomenon. Modern education was on its way. There were few schools…

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The Rise and Fall of the Pope as a Political and Religious Figure During the Middle Ages

In theory, the political system of the Middle Ages appeared to be very sound and simple. The Emperor was the worldly master, tasked to look after the physical wellbeing of his subjects. The Pope, on the other hand, was the spiritual master whose main responsibility was to guard souls (Van Loon, 163). The Emperor and the Pope were supposed to work together to ensure the lasting happiness of the people both in this world and in the afterlife. But in…

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The Middle Ages and the Renaissance

The Middle Ages covers the years from approximately 476 (the fall of the Roman Empire) to 1450. This period is further divided into two parts: the early Middle Ages (c. 476-1000) and the late Middle Ages (1000-1450). Though the early Middle Ages were politically shaped by the clash between the Catholic Church and monarchies, it is primarily due to the strength of the Church that documents (including music) from the period have survived. In the late Middle Ages, cathedrals were…

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Important Events in the European History That Changed the European Society

The changes are an integral part of progress and development. It is a well-known fact that in order to gain a new level the society should go through the series of different transformation. These transformations are not always pleasant and peaceful but, in general, they are useful for the society and help it to become a better one. In this work I am going to explain how, the European world changed dramatically as a result of a series of stresses…

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Late Middle Ages

Society Around 1300–1350 the Medieval Warm Period gave way to the Little Ice Age. The colder climate resulted in agricultural crises, the first of which is known as the Great Famine of 1315-1317. The demographic consequences of this famine, however, were not as severe as those of the plagues of the later century, the Black Death. Estimates of the death rate caused from one third to as much as sixty percent. By around 1420, the accumulated effect of recurring plagues…

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Food, Values and Identity in the Middle Ages

Food is one of the basic essentials for humans to live. The food we eat gives us the sustenance for our daily duties. Even during the ancient times, humans had a wide variety of foodstuffs to choose from with meat and plant food as the two general categories (Adamson, 2004). However, even if there are same food resources all around the world, what people eat vary from one culture to another, thus there were variations on how they cook different…

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