Ch 13: Late Middle Ages Overview

About This Chapter

Boost your understanding of the Late Middle Ages, including the divides in the Catholic church, Dante's influence on literature, the Hundred Years' War and more. This chapter covers the conflicts, revolts and events that shaped this period.

Late Middle Ages Overview - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of the changes undergone by Western culture during the Late Middle Ages. From the Little Ice Age and Black Death to peasant revolts and conflicts between popes, our lessons will refresh your knowledge of this period. By the end of the chapter, you'll be more familiar with the decline of papal power in the Catholic church and the effect of natural disasters on European civilizations.

After you complete the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the reasons for the decline of papal authority
  • Describe the Babylonian Captivity of the Church
  • Understand the importance of Dante's Divine Comedy on Italian literature and its impact on society
  • Identify some of the Hundred Years' War's important events and battles
  • Explain the effects of environmental events and the Black Death on Europe
  • Detail several of large peasant revolts in the fourteenth century and the factors that led to them

The lessons in this chapter contain videos to illustrate important information and help you better remember details. You can track your progress with an interactive quiz at the end of each one. Our video timeline feature lets you jump to the specific points you're interested in, or you can read the transcript at your own pace, at home or on your mobile device.

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