Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Historians comment on this period of history that began after the collapse of the Roman civilization in the 5th century A.D. and continued on until the Renaissance period began. Find out why some believe this period was named "the Middle Ages." Hear how secular economic goals began to conflict with the basic needs of the European societies and their people. Review how new forms of transportation and communication played a major role in moving the world closer to more modern times. Learn more about how the ownership of property was changing the way many people could live.
civilization, empire, Europe, nobility, war