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Source: A knight rides on horseback, from the illustrated manuscript of poet Martial of Paris. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2020).
Traditionally the Middle Ages is seen as the period in Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire in the west in 476, and the fall of Constantinople in the east in 1453, together with the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492, and the start of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
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How to use this Medieval Europe timeline
This timeline supports three levels of understanding and learning:
|The timeline documents the major events and people. Each entry includes a short overview and summary.
|Each entry has links to background information sourced from eBooks, encyclopedia, videos and articles in the Kerferd Library. Use your School mConnect password to access this information when off campus.
|Some of the entries also include more detailed information so you can explore more about the the event or person. Again, use your School mConnect password to access this information when off campus
Timeline Data Sources
This Medieval timeline uses the following sources. When off campus, use your School mConnect user name and password to access the content used in this timeline.
The Crusades: Conflict and Controversy, 1095-1291 by
Publication Date: 2013
There has never been a more important time to study the Crusades. Religious conflict is a fact of life in the twenty-first century no less than it was in the medieval world. And yet the world of the Crusades is so different from ours that it takes a massive leap of imagination to make sense of these events. This book takes on that challenge: opening a window onto the 12th and 13th century worlds to understand what on earth was going on. It examines the Crusades themselves; the controversies surrounding them; and the past and current re-interpretations of the period.
Encyclopedia of the Black Death by
Publication Date: 2012
This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors. * 300 A-Z interdisciplinary entries on medical matters and historical issues * Each entry includes up-to-date resources for further research