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Ch 14: History of Our World Chapter 14: Europe in the Middle Ages

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The Europe in the Middle Ages chapter of this Prentice Hall History of Our World Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Europe in the Middle Ages. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Europe in the Middle Ages textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall Europe in the Middle Ages chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Middle Ages topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The characteristics of feudalism
  • The Catholic Church's power during the High Middle Ages
  • The causes of Medieval Europe's urban revolution
  • Causes and effects of the First Crusade
  • The failures of Crusades following the first one
  • Different impacts the Crusades had
  • The British Monarchy's history
  • Battles of the Hundred Years' War

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9 Lessons in Chapter 14: History of Our World Chapter 14: Europe in the 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.

Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

2. 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 Reemergence of Towns and Commerce

3. 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.

The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 History and Power of the British Monarchy

7. The History and Power of the British Monarchy

In this lesson, we will explore the history of the British monarchy from its early days to modern times. We will pay special attention to the ways in which the monarch's power has changed throughout the centuries.

Middle Age Royals of England and France

8. Middle Age Royals of England and France

The life of a High Middle Ages's king was filled with conflict. This lesson explores some of the major kings of England and France and their relations with each other and their powerful nobles.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

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

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France between 1337 and 1453. This lesson explores what led to the conflict and some of the decisive battles of the war.

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