HUM 111 THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE SEARCH FOR ORDER

HUM 111 THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE SEARCH FOR ORDER - HUM 111...

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HUM 111 THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE SEARCH FOR ORDER Professor Sonia Sorrell Early Middle Ages “Dark Ages” versus “Middle Ages” or the “Medieval Era” Over expansion of Roman Empire, weakening of the strong central government Diocletian divided Empire into East and West (Byzantium and Rome) Changes in climate in Europe, northern tribes move south Invasions or Migrations? Huns, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings-all move down to survive End of the Roman Empire: 476 Germanic chieftain Odoacer became King “fall” or “transmutation”? decline in standards of living; little monumental art or architecture chaos results in insecurity and uncertainty Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance Europe: rise of aristocracy (inheritance, wealth); competition among rival states Charles Martel : “ The Hammer” Frankish, defeated Muslims at Tours (732), supported Papacy Pepin “the Short”: Charles Martel’s son appointed King of Franks (751-768) by Pope’s representative Charlemagne
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course HUM 111 taught by Professor Sorrell during the Spring '06 term at Pepperdine.

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