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The junks return with herbs, spices, ivory, rhinoceros horn, rare varieties of wood, jewels, cotton and ingredients for making dyes. But from the eleventh century on, the popes developed not only a much more expansive view of the powers of their office, but they also developed a highly efficient bureaucracy and legal system to back up these new claims to authority.

These depictions tended to be pleasingly dramatic but disturbingly simplistic and exaggerated. By the 14th century there about such towns, some of them as far afield as Iceland and Spain.

Not only was there acute anxiety over salvation, but the papacy and the entire institutional church was discredited. Not since the days of the Han and Roman empires, when the Silk Road is first opened, has there been such an opportunity for trade.

This whale-bone box from c. Its causes were complex and shifted over time — among them trade disputes, dynastic claims, and misplaced chivalric honor — but its results were important. At Montpellier he builds a great warehouse to form the centre of his trading operation.

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At one point this canal descends feet in 32 miles; three aqueducts are constructed to carry it over rivers; a tunnel yards long pierces through one patch of high ground. Secular monarchs also experienced difficulties in the fourteenth century, but their problems were different.

These differences are ultimately key in the story of Western Civilization: A succession of powerful kingdoms in West Africa, spanning a millennium, are unusual in that their great wealth is based on trade rather than conquest.

The Pax Mongolica and the Silk Road: And the most ambitious projects are undertaken in France. With the end of the invasions, however, we begin to see signs not only of recovery but of new kinds of growth in Western Europe.

Agricultural developments were one reason for these developments; during the 12th century the cultivation of beans made a balanced diet available to all social classes for the first time in history.

But in the eleventh century, not only did old cities revive, but their character changed — they became the centers of a new, more vibrant and expansive European economy. But these attempts constitute a religious initiative of expansion that parallels the economic expansion of Europe into non-European markets and its political expansion with the establishment of the crusader states in Palestine.

By the 18th century the majority of the ships carrying out this appalling commerce are British. Their migration into the western provinces of the old Roman Empire began a gradual transformation — a slow blending of Roman civilization, Germanic culture, and Christianity.

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He is proclaimed king and ascends the throne as Edward IV. Urban life declined in the early Middle Ages, and with it commerce. Timeline of Key Dates: It suits these German merchants, and the towns which benefit from their efforts, to form mutual alliances to further the flow of trade.

Nature even provides a new collection point for this human cargo. Provisions of Oxford forced upon Henry III of England, establishing a new form of government limited regal authority This image of early medieval kingship nicely sums up the cultural accomplishment of the early Middle Ages: They waste no part of their journey, having evolved the procedure known as the triangular trade.

A Zoroastrian priest, Mazdak, proclaims that he has been sent by God to preach that all men are born equal and that no one has the right to possess more than another.

In he is ennobled. These first European colonies abroad had a fascinating, if brief, history. The Diadochi fought against each other only three major kingdoms remained: Charles is wearing the attire of a Frankish warrior — a cloak fastened by a broach -- and those round things next to him on his throne are not throw pillows but shields!

How could he be a valiant and brave warrior and still be a good Christian? Benedictine monasticism is also an enduring legacy of medieval creativity: Over the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the kings of England and France were particularly successful at building strong, centralized, institutions of governance.

The invasions of the seafaring Vikings lasted the longest, reached the farthest, and caused the most significant changes in Western Europe. This view of the front portal looking into the church shows the effects on the interior: These developments reached their mature form in the 9th century during the reign of Charlemagne and other rulers of the Carolingian dynastywho oversaw a broad cultural revival known as the Carolingian renaissance.Oct 01,  · History of Europe - The Middle Ages: The period of European history extending from about to – ce is traditionally known as the Middle Ages.

The term was first used by 15th-century scholars to designate the period between their own time and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

The Legacy of the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages in the West The Middle Ages in European history refers to the period spanning the fifth through the fifteenth century. The fall of the Western Roman Empire typically development of Western Europe from the tenth century up through the twentieth century.

The history of Europe covers the peoples inhabiting Europe from prehistory to the present. In the mid 7th century AD, following the Muslim conquest of Persia, Collectively these events have been called the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages.

Events during the years to Includes the Roman Empire, Christians, Persia, India, China and the Americas.

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Anglo-Saxons, running from northern Europe and away from advancing Huns, are invading Britain. on the move for more than a century, arrive in southern Africa. Camels have been established as a means of transportation.

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The Black Death appears during a time of economic depression in Western Europe and reoccurs frequently until the fifteenth century. The Black Death is a combination of bubonic and pneumonic plagues and has a major impact on social and economic conditions.

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Most people know that Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type presses during the 15th century -- in to be exact. That invention, which was possibly history's greatest, made the inexpensive printing of books possible.

But, many other important inventions were introduced during this century.

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