Middle Ages Vs Dark Ages

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Since the beginning of human history, there have been several obstacles that have shaped this planet—from the first existence of Homo sapiens, to the development of tools and art, to the creation of the first civilizations like those in Ancient Mesopotamia to great western civilizations that have derived during the time like Ancient Greece and then Ancient Rome. But society was not always structural in which technology kept rising for the better. The Dark Ages or better known as the Middle Ages, this is a time in history in Europe that came directly from the fall of the Ancient Roman Empire. It is referred as the Dark Ages because according to the textbook, there is very little documentation during this time in period (Benton et al 356). It …show more content…
Feudalism was a very important factor of the life in the Dark Ages—according to the textbook, feudalism is defined as “a legal and social system that developed in Western Europe in the eighth century” (358). This is one of the most iconic and symbolic political points in society during this time in Europe—where the kings would offer protection in exchange for business (goods or military actions) from the lower ranking peoples of the manors. Also, another key that has had a direct impact are the laws that have carried over to the modern times like the Magna Carta. This political document is very significant because it is perhaps the first document in history that limits the power of the monarch. According to the textbook, King Philip Augustus, was forced to sign this piece of document by the French Lords due to the attempts to expel the French from England during that time, and it is crucial because it “paved the way for constitutional monarchy and the development of democracy in western Europe” (363). In addition, the political development of the Middle Ages had been highly influenced by the growth of Christianity, which would be the most important aspect of the peoples during the time. …show more content…
This time in period created the culture that is widely known in the Western world. It has also provided the opportunity for the modern world to develop the cultures that have been developed today to include political, social, religious, artistic and literary works. That is why it is important to understand the history of humanities so that one could understand the world

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