Rome's Fall and the start of the Middle Ages

Rome's Fall and the start of the Middle Ages

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  • End Of Rome
  • Oh. no the barbarians are attacking.
  • The Rest Of The World
  • The muslims have gotten so powerful.
  • Rise Of Feudalism 
  • Please protect me from robbers, and in return, I will grow crops for you.
  • Yeah, Ok.
  • There were many things that lead to Rome's fall and the start of the Middle Ages. Roman leaders were treating the citizens poorly, causing revolts and conflicts. The people of Rome were being taxed very heavily, causing poverty. There was no one to protect the Romans at the time. After Rome's fall, the Middle Ages started, and it lasted about a 1000 years. There was no centralized authority, so the citizens of Rome turned to barbarian kings and generals. 
  • The Power Of The Church
  • I cant believe that the Cardinals and Bishops are as powerful as Nobles.
  • There were many things going on in other parts of the world during the middle ages. The Abbasids had overthrown the Umayyads and the Umayyads were growing in Spain. The chinese were also growing in the East. The Abbasids defeated the chinese and forced them them to go east. The growing power of the muslims caused Arabic to replace Greek. Africa was also becoming very powerful because of all the great trading goods they had. For example, they had lots of salt, gold, and slaves. 
  • Daily Life In The Medieval Ages
  • I haven't bathed in months.
  • Feudalism brought order to Medieval Europe. After western Rome's fall, many people were very poor. Some of these people asked for protection from robbers and things in return for crops, this created feudalism. Feudalism is a rigid social structure with a king ruling over lesser lords who rule over even lesser lords, knights, and peasants.
  • Daily Life In The Medieval Ages
  • Women are not treated as good as men.
  • In the church's social structure, unlike societies social structure, you could go up. This allowed even peasants to become more prominent, and be, if they can get up to archbishop, cardinal, or pope, even as high on the social structure as nobles. The church was also the center of live in the Middle Ages, and life revolved around the church. This made the church very powerful and influencing. The church also had powers such as excommunicating, which basically kicked people out of the church. The church was so important that if you were excommunicated, you would be basically kicked out of society.
  • Daily life in the middle was much harder than how it is now. The middle ages were horrible times to live in because the mortality rate is 50% and only 10% of people made it to the age of 60. In the middle ages, to have diseases and injuries treated, it costed a lot. Your barber was basically your doctor and dentist. This means that the person who cuts your hair also pulls out your teeth. People rarely bathed, causing lice and diseases to thrive. In conclusion, life was very different in the middle ages.              
  • In the Middle Ages, life was different then what it now is. The women in the Middle Ages were treated worse than men, they are second-class citizens. There was also lots of violence toward women. People were also very unsanitary, they didn't even brush their teeth. People mostly ate bread and porridge, they only ate meat and fish on holy days. People wore hats because their houses were usually cold, damp, and dark. People drank wine and beer because the water was unsanitary. Monks and noble people were obese, while peasants were thin. In conclusion, the Middle Ages were a different time and I would not have liked to live in that time period.
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