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In this chapter, you'll find the answers to questions including:
- What accounted for Christian anti-Semitism in Western Europe?
- In reference to the Catholic Church, what was the Babylonian Captivity?
- What factors contributed to the growth of literature in this period?
- How did the Hundred Years' War start and end?
- Who was Joan of Arc, and why was she important?
- What does the term the Black Death refer to?
- Why did European peasants revolt in the 14th century?
1. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe
Medieval Europe was predominantly full of Christian societies, but not all citizens were Christians. In this lesson, we'll talk about anti-Semitic policies and fears that characterize European societies for over a millennium.
2. Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority
In the Middle Ages, the power of the papacy began to decline. A French pope chose to move his court to France. This lesson explores this event, its background, and its impact on Catholicism.
3. The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes
In the Middle Ages, the Catholic church ended up with three elected popes, creating a division in loyalty. This lesson explores how this incident occurred and how it was finally resolved.
4. Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages
Dante Alighieri was a poet and philosopher from Florence during a time of political unrest. This article explores one of his most well-known poems and its impact on literature and Italian society.
5. 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.
6. The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War
The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France over English control of French territories. In two major battles, England won because of their longbowmen. This lesson explains why the longbows were important.
7. Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War
Joan of Arc was a French peasant who led French troops against England in the Hundred Years' War. This lesson provides a brief description of her life and actions in the war against England.
8. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death
Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.
9. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe
Fourteenth-century Europe saw several peasant revolts. This lesson looks at the economic and political conditions that led to these uprisings and names two of the most well-known.
10. 14th Century Art: Overview & Themes
In this lesson, we'll discuss 14th century art and artists, and take a look at what was going on in the world at that time. We'll see how art from this time period impacted and shaped the Renaissance.
11. King Henry IV of England
Henry IV deposed his cousin and made himself king of England. Henry's reign was marked by rebellion, a renewal of the war with France, and religious turmoil.
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