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Ch 13: AP World History: The High Middle Ages

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Quickly review the High Middle Ages with ease as you prepare for the AP World History exam using this engaging chapter as your guide. Our professional instructors outline key events and concepts in an easy-to-follow video lesson format so you can get a great score on exam day.

AP World History: The High Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

You'll find a series of helpful video lessons in this AP World History chapter that cover the High Middle Ages. Take your time as you watch videos about the inquisitions and the concept of heresy during this time. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to complete the following:

  • Explain the spread of ancient knowledge and how it impacted the church
  • Outline the significance of the Magna Carta and the Constitutions of Clarendon
  • Detail the Mongolians and their contributions to Western civilization
  • Discuss economies in the High Middle Ages and guilds in Western culture

If you've had a hard time with these subjects in the past, our short video lessons allow you to work at your own pace. Use the video tabs feature to go back and re-watch any portion of a lesson if you would like to review any of the concepts again. To make sure you're ready for the test, we've included a short self-assessment quiz with each lesson and a comprehensive test at the end of the chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: AP World History: The High Middle Ages
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Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

1. Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages the term heresy referred to religious beliefs that were in disagreement with an established Christian doctrine. This lesson explores the often violent results of the growing popularity of heretical beliefs in the High Middle Ages.

The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church

2. The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church

Classical knowledge comes from ancient cultures like the Greeks and Romans. When Christians fought in the Crusades, they discovered some of these texts. This lesson explores the impact of classical learning on the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.

The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

3. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

4. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages

5. Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages

Medieval guilds provided standards for production and protected their members from oppression. This lesson explores why guilds developed in the High Middle Ages.

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