The medieval period encompasses the fifth to 14th or 15th centuries. Historians date this period from the collapse of the Roman Empire until the dawn of the Renaissance. More »

The medieval period, or the Middle Ages, covers about 1,000 years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the start of the Renaissance. The Roman Empire fell in 476 and the Renaissance began in the 1400s after the Black Dea... More » History Middle Ages

Important Medieval events include the Battle of Tours, the Great Church Schism, the Black Death and the Magna Carta. All of these events played major roles, not only in shaping Medieval life, but also in shaping our curr... More »

Medieval scholasticism is both a school of philosophy and a method for learning developed between the 12th and 16th centuries A.D. Best understood for its attempts to reconcile classical philosophy, particularly that of ... More »

During the medieval period, monks performed many different jobs in and out of monasteries. Monasteries were often centers for learning and served as primitive hospitals, and in some cases held courts to judge crimes for ... More »

The term for referencing a line of rulers from the same family is dependent on whether the line itself or the period of time in which the family ruled is being referenced. A monarchy is a line of rulers in which lineage ... More »

Knights performed military services for lords within a kingdom. Clergymen during the Crusades established a moral code in which a knight must also protect churches, women, orphans and the weak. More » History Middle Ages