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  • (noun): The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance.
    Synonyms: Dark Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages (adjectival forms: medieval, mediaeval, and mediƦval) is the period of European history encompassing the 5th to the 15th centuries, normally marked from the collapse of the Western Roman Empire (the end of Classical Antiquity) until the beginning of the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery, the periods which ushered in the Modern Era. The medieval period thus is the mid-time of the traditional division of Western history into Classical, Medieval, and Modern periods; moreover, the Middle Ages usually is divided into the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, and the Late Middle Ages.

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Varennes, Somme - History - Middle Ages
... Florent de Varennes, lord of Varennes, son-in-law of John II, Count of Soissons, became the first Admiral of France, heading the naval journey to North Africa, where Saint Louis IX led the Eighth Crusade ... Like the King and Prince John Tristan of France, Count of Valois, he died in front of Tunis in August 1270, due to dysentery ...
History of Reicholzheim - Reicholzheim in The Middle Ages
... In the Middle Ages Reicholzheim had different names Reicholtsheim, Reichelsheim, Richolfsheim and Richolvesheim ... Thus the sovereignty over Reicholzheim in the Middle Ages changed again and again between the count von Wertheim and the monastery Bronnbach that to the diocese of Wuerzburg ...
Boal - History - Middle Ages
... Little is known about the history of Boal at the beginning of the Middle Ages, during the asturian monarchy ... The fights between the bishops of Oviedo and Lugo for the territories located between the rivers Navia and Eo came to an end by means of an agreement promoted by the king Alfonso VII ...
Middle Ages - Modern Image
... Further information Dark Ages (historiography) The medieval period is frequently caricatured as supposedly a "time of ignorance and superstition" which placed "the word of religious authorities ... world as a time of high culture and civilization, and saw the Middle Ages as a decline from that culture ... scholars saw reason as superior to faith, and thus viewed the Middle Ages as a time of ignorance and superstition ...

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    In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendants praise all the dead, irrelevant scribblings and scrawlings that, at best, have only historical interest for idiots and layabouts.
    George Grosz (1893–1959)

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    John Milton (1608–1674)

    There is singularly nothing that makes a difference a difference in beginning and in the middle and in ending except that each generation has something different at which they are all looking. By this I mean so simply that anybody knows it that composition is the difference which makes each and all of them then different from other generations and this is what makes everything different otherwise they are all alike and everybody knows it because everybody says it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)