European History

A research guide, organized by time period, of European history from ancient history to post-WWII

Middle Ages Overview

A university class, Bologna (1350s).Period in Western European history that followed the disintegration of the West Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th cent. and lasted into the 15th cent., i.e., into the period of the Renaissance. The ideas and institutions of western civilization derive largely from the turbulent events of the Early Middle Ages and the rebirth of culture in the later years .

Image: Bartholomeus van Bassen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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