Significance, cause and effect, continuity and change, evidence, perspectives, empathy, contestabiity
Students will investigate the key features of the medieval world (feudalism, trade routes, voyages of discovery, contact and conflict), the way of life, and the roles and relationships of different groups in society.
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- Commerce Exchange of goods or services for money or in kind, usually on a scale large enough to require transportation from place to place or across city, state, or national boundaries. Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/commerce.html
- Contact The state or condition that exists when people see and communicate with each other.
- Cultural Relating to the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a society.
- Feudalism The dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labour, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/feudalism
- Manuscripts A book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed or printed.
- Political Relating to the government or public affairs of a country.
- Social Relating to rank and status in society.
- Society The community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organisations.
Medieval Period Overview
- People use the phrase “Middle Ages” to describe Europe between the fall of Rome in 476 CE and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century. Many scholars call the era the “medieval period” instead; “Middle Ages,” they say, incorrectly implies that the period is an insignificant blip sandwiched between two much more important epochs.
- It is one of the most fascinating periods in history, popularised by Magna Carta, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War.
- Middle Ages is a term that describes the period in European history from about the 400's through the 1400's. The Middle Ages are also known as the medieval period, from the Latin words medium (middle) and aevum (age).