Ch 8: Chapter 8: The Rise of Europe (500 - 1300)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in The Rise of Europe chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about tribes and feudalism, religious influences, and the benefits of commerce.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • How Rome was invaded by Germanic tribes
  • An era of feudalism
  • The Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne, and the Divine Right to Rule
  • Creating stable bonds through developing feudal manors and political ties
  • The clergy of the Roman Catholic Church
  • The Inquisition and heretics during the High Middle Ages
  • The Christian practice of anti-Semitism throughout medieval Europe
  • Commerce and towns reemergence in the medieval scene
  • The economies of the High Middle Ages and Western cultures developing guilds

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9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Chapter 8: The Rise of Europe (500 - 1300)
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Germanic Tribes: Invasion in Rome

1. Germanic Tribes: Invasion in Rome

As the Roman Empire became bigger and bigger, tribes from Germany began to invade various areas. Eventually the continuous attacks led to the break-up of the Empire. This lesson explores a few of the more dominant tribes.

Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

2. 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

3. 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.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

4. 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 Roman Catholic Clergy

5. 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.

Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

6. 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.

Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

7. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe was predominantly full of Christian societies, but not all citizens were Christians. In this lesson, we'll talk about anti-Semitic policies and fears that characterize European societies for over a millennium.

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.

Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages

9. 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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