Eddie Whitman Timeline Project

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Middle Ages

843-1453

Church was only unifying force

400 - 600
  • Christianity was the powerhouse religion

Byzantine Empire

476

-started when ROME fell

The Fall of Western Roman Empire

476
  • outside invasion
  • loss of supplies
  • internal problems
  • eastern half flourishes

Clovis

481 - 511

move the franks to christianity

Battle of Tours

732

War against the Muslims

Franks

800
  • Clovis
  • Charles Martel (the hammer) -Charlemagne -Gregory -Benedict

Treaty of Verdun

843

breakup of Charlemagne's kingdom

Middle Ages

843 - 1453

-franks
-crusades
-byzantine empire
-vikings
-islamic empire
-feudalism
roman empire

Feudalism

850 - 950

A political, social, military, and economic system based on land holding and protective alliances. Emerges across Europe

Vikings

900 - 1200
  • raid cities
  • narrow boat which can travel in shallow water
  • weapon was the axe
  • use quick hit and run tactics

The Battle of Hastings

1066

Crusades

1095 - 1272
  • loosely translated a "holy war"
  • Christians vs Muslims
  • goal was to get Jerusalem only successful crusade for the Christians was the First Crusade
  • finally Muslims and Christians make a truce

First Crusade

1095 - 1099

-starts in Constantinople
-6,000 - 150,000 troops
- first battle is... The Battle at Nicea
-kill 70,000 Muslims and Jews
- success for Christians

Second Crusade

1144

-Muslims recapture Edessa
-second crusade launched to take back, but falls
- fail for Christians

Third Crusade

1187
  • Jerusalem falls to Muslim leaders Saladin from Egypt
  • christian army led by:
  • Phillip II of France
  • Fredrick I of Germany
  • Richard the Lionhearted of England

Fourth Crusade

1204
  • goal is to regain Jerusalem
  • fail to reach Jerusalem
  • another fail for Christians

Children Crusade

1212

-failed crusade led by teenagers
- thousands of children killed or enslaved

Roman Empire

1337 - 1453
  • powerhouse of all of Europe
  • had many problems leading to the fall of the roman empire

The Great Schism

1378 - 1417