The Mediaeval period in Europe has often been labeled the Dark Ages, the Age of Religion, or the Age of Feudalism.  In manys, it is all of these labels and none of these labels. 

Task
Examine the "Town Life" and click on the "Read More" link that expands the discussion into town governance.
How did expanding trade affect town life in the later Middle Ages?
How did this trade undermine the feudal order?
How did it stimulate the growth of local governments and guilds?
What invention spurred civic life?
At the end of the Middle Ages, what had begun to disappear in Western Europe?

Link
Exhibits Collection - The Middle Ages
This site examines everyday life in the Middle Ages


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