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high middle ages
the period from 1000 to 1300 in which the church had a key role shaping the new world, 12-14th centuries - period of revival of learning, trade, rationalism, agriculture, etc., 1000-1300 AD. Europe is more politically organized
Late middle ages
1300-1499 AD. Period of great change in Europe. Increased exposure to classical text through trade with the Ottoman Empire., population is up; industry and trade is good; social conditions are better, christans decline, rise nation states
Early middle ages
500-1000. dates from the end of the Roman Empire., characterized by rise of many smaller kingdoms in the absence of Roman Power
an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern or Byzantine Empire, At its height, it included what is now Spain, France, England, Egypt and Turkey and even parts of Russia.
a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service, system in which poor people are legally bound to work for wealthy landowners, A political and economic system of Europe from the 9th to about the 15th century, based on the holding of all land in fief or fee and the resulting relation of lord to vassal and characterized by homage, legal and military service of tenants, and forfeiture.
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