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Ch 13: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 13: The Early Middle Ages

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The Early Middle Ages chapter of this Holt World History - Human Legacy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Early Middle Ages. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Early Middle Ages textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Early Middle Ages chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Early 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 about:

  • Feudalism and the reign of Charlemagne
  • Carolingian art
  • The Vikings
  • How feudalism gave Europe stability
  • Knighthood during the Middle Ages
  • The origins of the British monarchy
  • The life and accomplishments of William the Conqueror
  • French and English royals of the Middle Ages
  • The definition of absolute monarchy

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10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 13: The Early 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.

Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule

2. 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.

Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

3. Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

This lesson covers the art of the Carolingian Renaissance. We'll explore the causes of the Carolingian Renaissance, then see how the art of illumination was adapted for new uses. Then we'll discuss treasure bindings and finish with a quick survey of the few other surviving forms of Carolingian art.

History of the Vikings

4. History of the Vikings

This lesson covers the history of the Vikings. We examine the Viking longships and their role in raids. Then we explore the impact these raids had on European history. Next we look at some of the other things the Vikings did besides raiding.

Order From Chaos: Establishing Stability through Feudal Ties and Manors

5. 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.

Knighthood & the Middle Ages Code of Chivalry

6. Knighthood & the Middle Ages Code of Chivalry

While we may think of knights in shining armor protecting women and the Church through the code of chivalry, the reality was a very different state of affairs. This lesson explains why knights were needed, as well as when the code broke down.

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.

William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

8. 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.

Middle Age Royals of England and France

9. 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.

Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

10. Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

During the 17th century, Europe experienced economics crises, religious wars, and civil unrest. Absolute monarchy was but one response to the search for a more ordered society. In this lesson, learn the definition, characteristics and prime historic examples of absolutism.

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