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WHI.14 The Late Medieval Period

he united most of England
William the Conqueror, leader of the Norman Conquest
signed the Magna Carta
King John
importance of the Magna Carta
limited the king's power
two sides of the Hundred Years' War
France and England
importance of the Hundred Years' War
helped define both France and England as nations
the lawmaking body of English government
united most of France
the Capetian dynasty
made Paris the French capital
King Phillip II (Augustus)
Joan of Arc
French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English; was a unifying factor for France
unified most of Spain and expelled Jews and Moors
Ferdinand and Isabella
expanded the Spanish empire in the Western Hemisphere
Charles V
threw off the rule of the Mongols, centralized power in Moscow, and expanded the Russian nation
Ivan the Great
held centralized power in Russia
influenced the unification of Russia
Orthodox Church
purpose of the Crusades
to take control of the Holy Land from the Muslims
carried out the Crusades
Christian political and religious leaders
Pope Urban's speech
called on the people to take control of the Holy Land
capture of Jerusalem
Crusaders stormed the city and took control of it
founding of Crusader states
feudal states created as the Crusaders took back the Holy Land
reconquered Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187
sack of Constantinople
the destruction and plundering of Constantinople by western Crusaders in the Fourth Crusade
effects of the Crusades
- strengthened monarchs who gained new powers of taxation
- caused disillusionment with popes & nobles
- stimulated trade in the Mediterranean and Middle East
- left a legacy of bitterness between Christians, Jews and Muslims
- weakened the Byzantine Empire
why people became disillusioned with popes & nobles as a result of the Crusades
they began to launch & fight Crusades against fellow Christians
Constantinople fell
to Ottoman Turks in 1453, ending the Byzantine Empire
new name for Constantinople; the capital of the Ottoman Empire
Black Death
Bubonic Plague
time period when the Black Death occurred
14th century
impact of the Black Death
- decimated the population
- scarcity of labor
- attempts by lords to restrict wage increases & land acquisitions
- large scale peasant revolts
- massacres of Jewish populations
- disruption of trade
why Jewish populations were massacred during the 14th century
they were blamed for the "Black Death"
education was largely confined to them in the Middle Ages
church scholars
among the very few who could read and write
where church scholars worked
how church scholars preserved ancient literature
translating Greek and Arabic works into Latin
church scholars made new knowledge on these subjects available in Europe
philosophy, medicine and science

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