dancing in the dark ages middle ages n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Dancing in the Dark Ages (Middle Ages) PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Dancing in the Dark Ages (Middle Ages)

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 17

Dancing in the Dark Ages (Middle Ages) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Dancing in the Dark Ages (Middle Ages). What does the Middle Ages remind you of?. Knights. Castles!. Periodization. Early Middle Ages : 500 – 1000 High Middle Ages : 1000 – 1250 Late Middle Ages : 1250 - 1500. The beginning… Early Middle Ages. Decline of Roman Empire

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Dancing in the Dark Ages (Middle Ages)' - lilah-melendez

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript


Early Middle Ages: 500 – 1000

High Middle Ages: 1000 – 1250

Late Middle Ages: 1250 - 1500

the beginning early middle ages
The beginning…Early Middle Ages
  • Decline of Roman Empire
  • Rise of Northern Europe
  • New forms of government
  • Heavy “Romanization” (religion, language, laws, architecture, government)
  • Latin- “medium aevum” means “middle age” and is source of English word “medieval”
why is the middle ages called the dark ages
Why is the Middle Ages called the Dark Ages?
  • The Roman Empire collapsed leading to the Dark Ages.
  • Rome represented a bright civilization that established order, government, clean water, impressive architecture, and the list goes on and on…
  • Historians later started calling the Middle Ages the Dark ages.
who is left after rome falls
Who is left after Rome falls?
  • Germanic Tribes (Barbarians): The Franks take Gaul, Angles and Saxons take Britain, Visigoths take Spain.
  • Byzantine Empire- Is still hanging around. (Formally the eastern half of the Roman Empire)

The Religion of Islam will arise in 622 AD

lets be frank the franks are the strongest barbarians
Lets Be Frank, (The Franks are the Strongest Barbarians)
  • The Franks were farmers than lived in small communities in Northern Europe
  • In 486 King Clovis of the Franks conquered Gaul
  • Clovis preserved many Roman customs, one was the Latin language.
  • Clovis Converted to Christianity and the Franks became a Christian Kingdom.
  • Christian Kingdoms will come in contact with a new religion
rise of islam in the middle east
Rise of Islam in the Middle East
  • Founder: Muhammad
  • Born: 571 AD in Mecca, Arabia
  • Descendant of Abraham
  • Titles: The prophet, the messenger
  • Holy Book: The Koran
  • Islam is recognized as an official religion as of 622 AD
what do muslims believe
What do Muslims Believe?
  • One God
  • Mohammad is Gods (last) prophet
  • Believe Jesus was a real person just not the son of God.
  • Must travel to Mecca at least once in a believers lifetime (hajj)
  • Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are very similar.
    • They are Monotheistic
    • The all clam Abraham as their ancestor
the spread of islam
The Spread of Islam
  • Islamic peoples quickly spread across the Middle East and Northern Africa.
culture clash christian vs muslim
Culture Clash: Christian vs. Muslim
  • Muslims invaded Europe taking all of Spain.
  • Next they turned their sights on Gaul.

Who was the Powerful

Germanic Tribe that was

already in Gaul?

The Franks

frankish king charles the hammer martel
Frankish King Charles (the Hammer) Martel
  • Clovis’s Grandson Charles Martel is credited with the victory over the Muslims of the Battle of Tours (732 AD),
  • which was an important event in world history due to the fact that it prevented Muslim expansion throughout Western Europe. 
  • Think about it – it would be a different world, wouldn’t it? Why?
  • founding father of heavy cavalry (Also known as Knights), and chivalry
charles s son pepin the short not as cool of a nickname
Charles’s Son Pepin the Short(Not as Cool of a Nickname)
  • Pepin Gave some land in Italy to the Pope, that land is now called the Vatican.
  • The Pope then clamed to be Gods special reprehensive on earth. (Roman catholic Church gains power)
  • This starts a special

relationship between the

Kings of Europe and the

Pope in Rome.

pepin s son charlemagne charles the great
Pepin’s Son Charlemagne (Charles the Great)
  • Charlemagne embraced the idea of being a Christian King
  • Charlemagne set up schools that made copies of the Bible
  • Then, all of a sudden Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor
  • Charlemagne’s Frankish Kingdom will be split up between his three Grandsons
front page newspaper article battle of tours
Front Page Newspaper Article (Battle of Tours)
  • After the video, Imagine you’re a journalist during the time of Charles Martel (around 700AD)
  • Create a Newspaper article on the Battle of Tours

Include the following:

  • Name of Newspaper (Caswell Messenger…)
  • What was the Battle of Tours? Who fought? who won? Who was the main leader?
  • Why is it important. Explain in detail.
  • A short time line of the early middle ages
  • Pictures of events