Beginner’s guide:
Medieval Europe + Byzantium

The visual arts prospered during Middles Ages, which created its own aesthetic values.

c. 330 - 1300 C.E.

This was a period that heralded the formation and rise of universities, the establishment of the rule of law, numerous periods of ecclesiastical reform and the birth of the tourism industry. Many works of medieval literature, such as the Canterbury Tales, the Divine Comedy, and The Song of Roland, are widely read and studied today.

Introduction to the Middle Ages

Introduction to the Middle Ages

By Dr. Nancy Ross

The dark ages? So much of what the average person knows, or thinks they know, about the Middle Ages comes from film and tv. When I polled a group of well-educated friends on Facebook, they told me that the word “medieval” called to mind Monty Python and the Holy...

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