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Ch 11: Medieval Warm Period Overview

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This chapter can help you prepare for questions on your exam about the Medieval Warm Period. The lessons will cover information such as: new agricultural technologies during this period, William the Conqueror, art in the Dark Ages, and causes and effects of the First Crusade.

Medieval Warm Period Overview - Chapter Summary

From reviewing information on the Great Schism between the eastern and western churches, the Roman Catholic clergy, to the results and impact of the Crusades, this chapter has it all. The engaging video lessons will deliver material on the Medieval Warm Period to assist you through your review so you can be confident of your knowledge of this topic. Upon your completion of the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List new agricultural technologies developed during the Medieval Warm Period
  • Discuss politics and art during the Dark Ages
  • Give details of the role of William the Conqueror during this period
  • Explain the causes and effects of the First Crusade
  • Create a timeline of the Great Crusades
  • Understand how the towns and commerce reemerged during this period

The convenience and flexibility of this study can make it a great asset for your review. You can access the lessons in any order, and the quizzes along the way help you quickly assess your knowledge of a topic. You will be able to view the lessons on a variety of devices or you can print out a lesson transcript, if you so choose. Subject-matter experts are also available should you need further clarification of a lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Medieval Warm Period Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

1. The Medieval Warm Period and New Agricultural Technologies

In this lesson, we explore the factors that brought about Europe's Medieval Agricultural Revolution. We look at the climate of Europe and the key agricultural technologies and techniques that revolutionized agriculture: the heavy plow, the horse collar & the three field crop rotation system.

The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

2. The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

This lesson will define and explain the Great Schism, which led to the formation of Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. In doing so, it will highlight the political and cultural factors that led to the the great divide.

William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages

3. 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.

The Roman Catholic Clergy

4. 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.

The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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