Journal Entry 3 May 2012. In at least 4 sentences, write about what you know of the Middle Ages. Introduction. When Were the Middle Ages ?.
In at least 4 sentences, write about what you know of the Middle Ages.
The time period between ancient and modern times is known as the Middle Ages, or medieval times. The middle ages began when the Roman Empire fell. By 395, the Empire was too large to be ruled by only one man. It was split into two parts. One emperor ruled from Constantinople. The other emperor ruled from Rome. In 410 the Goths swept into Rome . They vandalized and terrorized the city. In 455 the Vandals arrived with the same intention and burned Rome as well.
Historians generally say the Middle Ages occurred from 400s-1500s.
The barbarian tribes did not foster advances in art, literature, architecture and government as the Romans had. Once the Romans were conquered they began to follow the customs of the barbaric tribes who had settled in Rome. This combining of two lifestyles changed the way both groups viewed life and their customs.
Religion was one of the most important influences in the middle ages. All things existed for the glory of God. The government of Rome disappeared. It was replaced by thousands of small, regional governments wherein the local lord was in charge and held all the power. This new system is known as feudalism.
Q: How did governments of the Christian churches interact?
The Byzantine Empire Collapses