Early Middle Ages, 1st Edition

  • Adam Woog
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  • ISBN-10: 1601523629
  • ISBN-13: 9781601523624
  • DDC: 940.1
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Early Middle Ages of European history began with the fall of the Roman Empire in 456 AD, which fractured the region into small, decentralized kingdoms. For roughly the next 450 years, these kingdoms were dominated by warfare, plagues and famines, a powerful Church structure, and a strict social and economic system called feudalism. Nonetheless, a more enlightened culture also began to emerge, symbolized by the political, economic, social, and educational reforms of the era's dominant figure: Charlemagne, King of the Franks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Important Events in the Early Middle Ages.
Introduction: The Defining Characteristics of the Early Middle Ages.
1: What Events Led to the Early Middle Ages?.
2: The Rise of Kingdoms.
3: The Power of the Church.
4: The Rise of Feudalism.
5: What Is the Legacy of the Early Middle Ages?.
Source Notes.
Important People of the Early Middle Ages.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.