From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
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Goths in the Garden
With the Germans in charge in Western Europe, much of Græco-Roman civilization whithered away.
Charles in Charge
The Carolingian family almost succeeded in reviving some civilization.
The Cavalry to the Rescue
After the collapse of the Carolingians, the defensive strategy of castles and offensive strategy of knights restored some political stability to Western Europe.