Ch 12: AP World History: The Medieval Warm Period

About This Chapter

Study the Medieval Warm Period at your leisure using this engaging AP World History chapter as your guide. You'll find short, helpful videos that make even the most challenging topics easy to understand so you'll be ready for test day.

AP World History: The Medieval Warm Period - Chapter Summary

This chapter on the Medieval Warm Period is designed to assist you in your preparations for the AP World History exam. These videos cover the Medieval Warm Period and the new agricultural technologies that emerged during this time. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Detail the Great Schism between the Eastern and Western churches
  • Discuss William the Conqueror and the art and politics of the Dark Ages
  • Relate the role of the Roman Catholic clergy
  • Describe the causes and effects of the First Crusade
  • Outline the history of the Great Crusades
  • Explain the results and the impact of the Crusades
  • Identify the reemergence of commerce and towns

This chapter is accessible on any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day so you can study at your convenience. Each video lesson is equipped timeline tags, making it easy to skip ahead or go back as needed. All of our videos are accompanied by a short quiz to test your knowledge before you move on to other subjects.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: AP World History: The Medieval Warm Period
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The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

1. The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

In this lesson, we explore the factors that brought about Europe's Medieval Agricultural Revolution. We look at the climate of Europe and the key agricultural technologies and techniques that revolutionized agriculture: the heavy plow, the horse collar & the three field crop rotation system.

The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

2. The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

This lesson will define and explain the Great Schism, which led to the formation of Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. In doing so, it will highlight the political and cultural factors that led to the the great divide.

William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

3. William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

This lesson will explore the life and deeds of William the Conqueror. In exploring the political backdrop of the Dark Ages, it will highlight the Battle of Hastings, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the Domesday Book.

The Roman Catholic Clergy

4. The Roman Catholic Clergy

This lesson will list and describe the different members of the Medieval clergy. Beginning at the lower levels and ending with the Pope, it will outline the duties of each office.

The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

5. The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

This lesson covers the motivations of Pope Urban II in calling for the crusade at Clermont and at the religious and secular motivations of European laymen. We will also look at the startling success of the first crusade.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

6. The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

This lesson examines the utter failure of the later crusades. We look at some of the factors that led to this failure. We then have a glimpse at each of the major crusades abroad, as well as the political and heretical crusades in Europe.

Results and Impact of the Crusades

7. Results and Impact of the Crusades

This lesson explores the results and impact of the Crusades. We examine the social impact, the political impact and the economic impact of three centuries of crusading.

The Reemergence of Towns and Commerce

8. The Reemergence of Towns and Commerce

This lesson explores the urban revolution of the 12th century. We will examine the causes, especially the resurgence of trade, and then look at the various factors that made the revolution possible. Finally, we will discuss the impact of this revolution on Medieval Europe.

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