Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class taught me what there is to know about early Europe. While this may seem like a generic statement, I knew little to nothing about the Middle Ages, as the majority of the history that I had been taught before college was about the United States. The thoroughness of this course gave me new insight on a time period that is frequently fantasized and sugar-coated. However, the information that I did learn made it so obvious why everyone loves it so much.
The course started off covering the Early Middle Ages, which began around 476 AD, also known as the "Fall" of Rome. The Roman Empire split into two parts, one being the Western Empire, and the Eastern Empire, also known as Byzantium. For many years, while Byzantium was prospering, we see the rise of Germanic kingdoms, who would late form modern nations like France and Germany. During the Middle Ages, we witness the rise of Christianity and different branches of monasticism. Over the course of a few hundred years, there are economic troubles, plagues, and plunders. These wonders and tragedies make the Middle Ages so appealing.
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The information is extremely rich, yet rewarding. Medieval Europe is a fun course to take, especially for history majors like myself. I walked away feeling like I had a good grasp on European history outside of only what high school focuses on.