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  • Known As The Early Middle Ages
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    Medieval Europe Many great Historians of European history identify the years 500-1500 the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period. The word medieval came about when early scholars combined the two Latin words medium (middle) and aevum (age), which means the transition between ancient and modern times. The first 500 years of this period are known as the Early Middle Ages or the Dark Ages. They were called the Dark Ages because the level of learning and culture were not as great as they had been earlie...
  • Use Of Antiquities
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    The Re-use of Classical Antiquities in Later Structures a) Aims and Significance: Antique building materials, statuary and bas-reliefs were re-used throughout the Middle Ages not only for convenience, but also because of the political messages they could convey. I have demonstrated this in my The Survival of Roman Antiquities in Mediaeval Europe (London 1989,288 pp), and in papers presented at conferences in Venice and Rome, as well as in contributions in 1984 and 1985 to two volumes of Einaudi'...
  • 800 A.D. Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe, "By the sword and the cross". (Compton's 346) As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion dur...
  • Young Turks
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    Genocide- the deliberate mass murder of a group of people Ethnic cleansing- ^ the term in Bosnian War ^Secular state- a state that rejects any church influences on its policies Fez- brimless cap worn by Turkish Muslims "Sick man of Europe" - growing steadily weaker Janissaries- sultan's special military forces Young Turks- a group for reformers that set up a committee called committee of union progress or (CUP) it gained support with Ottoman army and administration as well as Turks living in exi...
  • When The Crusaders Return To Western Europe
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    THE CRUSADES Many great civilizations went into a depression after they had their golden age. One of these civilizations was the Western Europe civilization. After the fall of Rome the Western Europe civilization went into the dark ages while Eastern Europe called the Byzantine Empire prospered. Western Europe was brought out of the dark ages by the crusades. The crusades were the one thing that brought Western Europe out of the crusades After Rome fell Western Europe had lost their civilization...
  • 15th Century The Spanish And Portuguese
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    The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due t...
  • 1949 O Soviets
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    o War without fighting Concerned America and the Soviet Union Atlantic Charter, Aug 1941 o Tehran Conference, Dec 1943. FDR, Churchill and Stalin What to do with Germanyo Oct 1944, Europe divided into sections: Western powers and Eastern Block Yalta, Feb 1945 Big Three. Allies close to victory, Soviets in control of Poland. Cold War may have begun here. a. Germany disarmed b. Split into 4 zones c. USSR get half of reparations d. USSR join UNo Potsdam, July 1945 o Truman is US president a. German...
  • Europe Into The High Middle Ages
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    Western Europe has a history in which much change has modified the area. The collapse of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D. was quite the calamity. Numerous appalling events were the result of the astounding Rome being sacked by barbarians. These events include the destruction of art, the withering of great cities, the deterioration of the system of roads, the ruin of the Mediterranean trade, and the loss of European unity. It is difficult to imagine any good that came of it. After the last Roman empe...
  • Period Of Poverty
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    This is not one era, but several grouped together. The term was originally used in a pejorative fashion in the 15th-16th Century Renaissance to describe the dark period between Classical Antiquity (from the Athenian Golden Age to the fall of the Western Roman Empire) to its rediscovery in the Renaissance. Gradually, the Middle Ages became a positive term as its reliance on classical antiquity in its latter half became better appreciated. In consequence, a new disparaging term was created for the...
  • Western Europe's Rise To Global Dominance
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    By the 17th century global ties had been established between Africa, Europe, the Americas and south and Southeast Asia. Increasing trade and travel led to cultural and economic influences on a level like never before in history. For the first time economic conditions of one region would have an effect on a much more global scale. This increasing global expansion by the seventeenth century initiates the idea that global dominance of one region was inevitable. According to Ring rose determining wh...

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