The Dark ages began after the roman empire ended in 476 A.C.E. The dark ages lasted 1000 years.
During Europe's Middle Ages,other parts of the world were very advanced and developed communities. For example it was really rough there because there was a big war and no one had houses so they were poor. In the Islamic world Muslims would spread Islam through North and west Africa. So then most Africa's were Muslim's when Arab's took over North Africa trans-Sahara greatly expanded.
The Peasants were on the bottom being slaves. They had to to obey Lord so ask them for every thing so that means if you want to have kids then you half to ask the Lord.
END OF MIDDLE AGES
The church was the center of the life it had a lot of power over people. The Pope was the leader of the church.
The peasants had to ask the pope for everything so if the want to go out they half to ask the pope or if they want to have kids they half to ask the pope.
The Middle Ages is generally thought to occupy the years between the collapse of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance—between, more or less, 400 and 1600 AD