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14-Crash Course World History Video Notes:The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?1.“Medieval Europe had less__?__, fewer___?___, and less cultural ___?___ than theRoman Empire.2.DidEuropeans live longer or shorter lives during the MiddleAges?3.Feudalism:was it centralized?What was a vassal’s job?What people were below knights?Besides being a governmental system what else was feudalism?4.Where peasants able to move their way up the social ladder?One more point that’s very interesting from a world history perspective: this devolution from empire tolocalism has happened in lots of places at lots of different times. And in times of extreme political stress,like after the fall of the Han dynasty in China, power tends to flow into the hands of local lords who canprotect the peasants better than the state can.

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