(600 C.E. to 1450 C.E.)
Medieval Europe is often labeled the period between 500 C.E. to 1400 C.E. This long period of European history is often glanced over as a period of rampaging knights and illiterate monks copying long forgotten manuscripts by candlelight. With the Roman Catholic Church at the heights of its power, dominating religiously, economically, and politically the landscape of Europe. But this myopic view often misses the bigger picture by viewing Europe as only Western Europe, leaving Eastern European history to orphaned status
Documents This is the study guide for chapters 9-11, and 15.
Important LinksHWC, Medieval Europe
This site provides a good list of primary sources from Medieval Europe.
CMRS Goes to the Movies!
This site provides a good list of movies for Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Joan of Arc
This site provides a biography of Joan of Arc.
This site out of the University of Pennsylvania examines the 2012 doomsday scenario.
Become a Viking! Can you become a Viking king?
Music of the Medieval Era
Francesco Landini (1325?-1397) was perhaps the most prolific and celebrated composer of the second half of the Trecento. He is particularly renowned for his polyphonic ballate, over one hundred and forty of which are still extant. Below you are listening to the "Ochi Dolenti mie" performed by L. Frederick Jodry V (counter tenor) and Jesse Antin (baritone).