Ch 26: FTCE Social Science: The Late Middle Ages

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This chapter on The Late Middle Ages is designed to help you prepare for the analogous portion of the FTCE Social Science exam, featuring entertaining video lessons narrated by professional instructors.

FTCE Social Science: The Late Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

This chapter describes various important movements and events within the Late Middle Ages, hitting on all the topics you'll want to be familiar with when it comes to the related parts of the exam, including:

  • Anti-Semitism among medieval European Christians
  • The Pope's loss of power
  • The Western Schism in the church
  • The emerging influence of literature, including a look at Dante's Divine Comedy
  • History of the Hundred Years' War and the impact of the longbow
  • Joan of Arc
  • The plague and the Little Ice Age
  • Causes of peasant revolts

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Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

1. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

Strong anti-Jewish prejudice within the Christian societies of Medieval Europe often led to oppression and violence. Explore the history of Christian anti-semitism in Medieval Europe, including anti-semitic practices and anti-semitic policies.

Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

2. Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

The Babylonian captivity was major event in Jewish history which saw the 6th century Jews exiled to Babylon and forced to stay there for several decades. Learn more about Babylonian captivity of the church, the decline of papal authority, antipope and the schism.

The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

3. The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

In the late 1300s, the Roman Catholic Church experienced the Western Schism, which was a split in the Church with three men trying to claim the role of Pope. Explore the Western Schism and the tale of three popes. Review the Avignon Popes, cardinal division, and the end of the Western Schism to understand how the Roman Catholic Church was reunified under one pope.

Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

4. Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

Dante's 'The Divine Comedy' is a long narrative poem that takes the reader on a journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Meet Dante Alighieri, explore how 'The Divine Comedy' was unique for its time, and discover how literature grew during the Middle Ages.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

5. The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

The Hundred Years' War was a relentless conflict between England and France, spanning 1337 to 1453 amidst ambiguous kingship and land ownership. Learn details of the major battles and understand the impact of technology on the results of these bloody conflicts.

The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

6. The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

Roughly equal to the height of most of its users, the longbow is a wooden bow that was an essential weapon used during the Hundred Years' War between England and France. Explore the characteristics and background of the longbow, its effective use by both sides during the Hundred Years War, and its role in the victory of France ultimately.

Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

7. Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

Joan of Arc is an important religious and historical figure who is famous for her part in the Hundred Years' War. Discover more about Joan of Arc's life, how she joined the fight in the Hundred Years' War, her subsequent trial, and the end of this monumental war.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

8. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death were two cataclysmic events in 14th-century that led to a massive population decline in Europe. Learn how a rapidly cooling climate resulted in agricultural shortages and made the transmission of disease easier, resulting in the devasting impacts of bubonic plague or Black Death on the population of Europe.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

9. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

The fourteenth century was a time of great unrest across Europe as many peasant revolts took place. Examine the status of Europe in the fourteenth century and the events leading up to the peasant revolts in England and France.

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