HIST 375 Middle Ages

This era of politics and society from the decline of the Roman Empire through the 14th Century has often been falsely described as the Dark Ages. A time of Vikings, Germanic migrations, and feudalism, European civilization revived in the West through powerful secular leaders like Charlemagne and with the reintroduction of Christianity. Western Europe then exported its vision of the world through crusades against the Islamic world. In the East, Byzantium retained its ties to a Greek and Roman past until its final collapse in the 15th Century.