Ch 11: The Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation

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Improve your knowledge of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation with this engaging online history chapter. These fun lessons and quizzes allow you to review these historical topics for exams, homework assignments, essays, research papers or fun.

The Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains a series of engaging video lessons that outline the history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation in Europe. Explore the chapter in sequence to get an overview of the time period's most important developments, conflicts, dates, historical figures and events. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the nature of feudalism in the Holy Roman Empire
  • Describe the Roman Catholic clergy
  • Recognize important historical figures and conflicts from the Hundred Years' War
  • Understand the impact of the Black Death and the Little Ice Age
  • Identify important events that occurred during the Renaissance
  • Trace the birth of the Protestant Reformation through Martin Luther and his 95 Theses

In addition to the lessons, this chapter includes short quizzes that help you solidify your understanding of the information. The video timelines allow you to quickly jump to specific terms and concepts, and your dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter. You can access these resources using your computer or mobile device, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them of our subject-matter experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: The Middle Ages, Renaissance & Reformation
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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.

The Roman Catholic Clergy

2. 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 Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

3. 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.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

4. 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.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

5. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

6. Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

This lesson covers the start of the Protestant Reformation. It begins by comparing the vast array and peacefulness of Christian denominations in modern days to the limited choices and violence of the past. Then it goes into the story of Martin Luther, from his 95 Theses through the Diet of Worms up to the beginning of the German Peasant Revolt.

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