Chapters

  1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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Study Guide for Chapter 7
From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000

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Theme

The peoples in Western Europe rebuild civilization, despite repeated political destruction.

Summaries

Goths in the Garden
With the Germans in charge in Western Europe, much of Græco-Roman civilization whithers away.

Charles in Charge
The Carolingian family almost succeeds 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 restores some political stability to Western Europe.

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Goths in the Garden
Middle Ages, Early Middle Ages, Dark Ages, feuds, trial by ordea, Christendoml, monasticism, Benedictine Rule, "regular clergy," regionalization, germanization, Anglo-Saxons, Council of Whitby, Vikings, Alfred "the Great," England, Franks, Merovingians, Clovis, Battle of Tours or Poitiers, Saracens

Charles in Charge
Carolingians, Pippin "the Short," pope, papacy, Gregory "the Great," Iconoclastic Controversy, Donation of Pippin, Papal States, Frankish-Papal Alliance Charlemagne, missi dominici, seven liberal arts, Carolingian Renaissance, Treaty of Verdun, France, Germany, Lorraine, Vikings, Magyars or Hungarians

The Cavalry to the Rescue
castles, knights, chivalry, tournaments, feudal politics, vassal, Peace of God, Truce of God, manorial economics, serfs, three-field planting

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Last Updated: 8 January 2017