Ch 11: AP World History: Early Middle Ages

About This Chapter

If you're studying for the AP World History test, this chapter on the Early Middle Ages can help. Work through our concise videos and take the self-assessment quiz included with each one to identify any areas of study that need more work before you take the exam.

AP World History: Early Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

Study the Early Middle Ages with ease using this AP World History chapter as your guide. Some of the topics you'll find here include Feudalism, Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire. After you watch these video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Outline Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule
  • Detail the history of the Vikings
  • Explain how stability was established through feudal manors and ties
  • Identify the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire
  • Describe Carolingian architecture and art

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6 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP World History: Early Middle Ages
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Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

1. Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

This lesson explains the rule of Charlemagne and his control over the Holy Roman Empire. It highlights his many military conquests and his divine rights as king, while also focusing on the role feudalism played before, during, and after his reign.

Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule

2. Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule

This lesson will explore the rule of Charlemagne and his exercise of the divine right of kings. It will highlight his reign as Holy Roman Emperor, focusing on his military conquests and his cultural reforms.

Carolingian Art & Architecture

3. Carolingian Art & Architecture

In this lesson, you will explore the art and architectural styles of the mighty Carolingian Empire in the 9th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

History of the Vikings

4. History of the Vikings

This lesson covers the history of the Vikings. We examine the Viking longships and their role in raids. Then we explore the impact these raids had on European history. Next we look at some of the other things the Vikings did besides raiding.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

5. Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

This lesson will explore the impact of feudalism on European society. While explaining the system of feudalism, it will highlight how it offered protection and stability to Europe, specifically after the 5th century fall of Rome.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

6. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.

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