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The Late Middle Ages - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Use this chapter to develop your understanding of significant events of the Late Middle Ages in Europe. These Late Middle Ages video lessons will introduce you to topics like the Hundred Years' War, the Little Ice Age, as well as all of the following:
- The decline of Papal authority
- Dante's Divine Comedy
- The longbow
- Joan of Arc
- The Black Death
|Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority||Review the history of how the pope's power declined.|
|The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes||Learn about the aftermath of the pope's fall.|
|Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages||Explore the development of literature during this time.|
|The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France||Review the nature of this historic war.|
|The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War||Learn about how the longbow changed warfare.|
|Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War||Review Joan of Arc's role in the end of the war.|
|The Little Ice Age and the Black Death||Learn the effects of environmental conditions and the plague during this time period.|
|Fourteenth Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe||Explore the history of peasant revolts through Europe.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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Other chapters within the History 101: Western Civilization I course
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- Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement
- The Rise of the Roman Republic
- The Fall of the Roman Empire
- The Dark Ages
- The Early Middle Ages
- The Medieval Warm Period
- The High Middle Ages
- The Renaissance
- The Age of Exploration
- The Reformation
- The Elizabethan Era
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