The Renaissance Fall of the Roman Empire



Download 64.43 Kb.
Date17.05.2021
Size64.43 Kb.


How did the culture of

Medieval Europe develop and why did it change over time?



The Renaissance


Fall of the Roman Empire





  • Return to civilization

  • Stronger governments

  • Modern nations develop

  • Increased time for individuals to pursue studies in science, art, history, politics etc.

  • Barbarian Invasions

  • Weak military

  • Economic collapse

  • Over expansion

  • Overspending

  • Government corruption

  • Rise of Christianity




The High Middle-Ages 1050-1300 AD

Early Middle-Ages 500-1050 AD

Late Middle- Ages 1300-1500 AD

Populations Stabilize


Revival of Towns and Trade


Rediscovery of Literacy, Language and Learning


The Catholic Church becomes the stabilizing force throughout Europe


Cities Abandoned: Exodus to the Country Side


Collapse of Trade


Feudalism (900-1400)

The social, political and economic system that provided labor for land owners and protection for peasants.



The Crusades (1095-1291)

Military campaigns organized by the Roman Catholic Church with the goal of restoring access to holy lands.




The Inquisition

(1100-1800)

Organized trials conducted by the Roman Catholic Church to combat heresy.




  • Improved farming methods (Three-field system, horsepower, improved plow)

  • Increased food supply

  • Population growth- longer life spans

  • Local governance

  • Spiritual guidance in a chaotic time.

  • Learning confined to church texts from clergy. No access for laymen.

  • Church grows corrupt over time

  • Learning expands beyond confines of Church texts

  • Rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman texts

  • Universities become centers of learning

  • From a focus on survival to prosperity, organization, use of time

  • Crusades reopen trade routes and access to diverse goods

  • Localized Focus:

  • Concern on daily survival

  • Local languages (vernacular) replace Latin as a common language



Share with your friends:




The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page