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  1. The Dark Ages May 23, 2012

  2. Medieval Times • Comes from the Latin words medium aevum, meaning Middle Age • The early Middle Ages can be referred to as the Dark Ages

  3. After the fall of Rome • Several Germanic barbarians tribes ruled Europe • No law & order • Business became impossible • Roads and bridges crumbled • schools closed, • Art, architecture and literature suffered

  4. Germanic Tribes • Strengths and weaknesses? • Appointment of rulers and generals? • System of Governance? • Where did they live? • Daily Life? • Funeral rites?

  5. The Franks • One of the largest Germanic Tribes • United under a warrior king named Clovis • The first Germanic King to adopt Christianity • Established Paris as the capital city • ‘Land of the Franks’ became known as France