The purpose of the course is to clarify key points of medieval history and discover causes and connection between historical events and their aftermath during the Middle Ages
At the end of this course students will be able to develop their knowledge about the Middle Ages. They will have a better understanding of the social and political environment of the period as well as motives and lifestyle of medieval people.
My course consists of 6 sections and 12 lectures:
Introduction(motivation, purpose of the course)
Сollapse of the Roman Empire (Impact of the Roman Empire,Economy and social life, Barbarization, Crisis of authority)
Middle Ages( The main features of the Middle Ages)
Early Middle Ages (The Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam, Frankish Empire, Vikings, Turkic tribes, Slavs and Hungarians)
High Middle Ages (The main characteristics of the High Middle Ages)
Late Middle Ages ( The main characteristics of the Late Middle Ages )
So enjoy your learning and find out simple ways to understand the Middle Ages.
Students will understand importance of heritage and impact of the Roman Empire on medieval and even modern Europe.
Students will know the main features of economy and social life of the Late Roman Empire.
Keywords: crisis of slavery, colanate, patron and client, financial crisis, natural economy, localism, coinage devaluation.
Spreading of barbarian culture, political tradition in the Roman Empire. Keywords: barbarization of army (Foederatus), barbarian lifestyle, Vulgar Latin, crisis of Rome traditional religions(imperial cult, Christianity).
Keywords: Crisis of the Third Century (Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis), split of the Roman Empire, Migration Period (Barbarian Invasions), Barbarian Kingdoms, sack of Rome, fall of the Western Roman Empire.
Keywords:chronology of the Middle Ages, feudalism, natural economy, system of land ownership and duties, vassal, "golden rule" of feudalism - " The vassal of my vassal is not my vassal", Church, Investiture Controversy (Investiture Contest).
Students will discover the history of the Byzantine Empire and Islam. Keywords:split of the Roman Empire, Orthodox Christianity, Byzantine culture, Byzantine political tradition, Justinian, Macedonian dynasty, "Golden Age" of Byzantium.
The Islamic empire (The Caliphate), Islamic Golden Age, Reconquista, Muslims (Moors).
Students will understand special role of the Frankish Empire in Medieval Europe.
Keywords: Germanic tribes, Merovingian dynasty, Clovis I, Roman Gaul (Gallia), majordomo, Charles Martel, the Battle of Tours, Pepin the Short, Carolingian dynasty, Charlemagne, the Treaty of Verdun, Lothar, Louis the German, Charles the Bald, Carolingian Renaissance.
Students will see Vikings, Turkic tribes, Slavs and Hungarians as an important factor of the Early Middle Ages.
Keywords: Scandinavia, traders, pirates, mercenaries, invaders, explorers, Rurik dynasty, Kievan Rus, Normandy, Danelaw.
Turkic people, Hunnic Empire, Avar Kaganate, Khazar Kaganate, Bulgars, Volga-Don steppes, northern Caucasus.
Slavs, the Great Migration of the Slavs, Great Moravia, Polish state, Duchy of Bohemia, Serbian Principality, Duchy of Croatia, First Bulgarian Empire.
Hungarians, Finno- Ugric people, Ural Mountains, Pannonia, “Conquest of the Homeland“.
Students will know the main events and features of the High Medieval Period.
Keywords: increasing of population, urbanization, stable economy development, scientific and philosophical revival, Crusades, ethnocentrism, Manorialism, feudal fragmentation, Cathars, the State of the Teutonic Order, the Livonian Brothers of the Sword.
Students will know the main events and features of the Late Medieval Period.
Keywords: Crisis of the Late Middle Ages, series of famines and plagues, reducing of population, social unrest and warfare, genesis of capitalism, the Hundred Years' War, the Wars of the Roses, formation of strong centralized states, the fall of Constantinople.
My name is Dmytro and I have more than 15 years of experience in teaching History. As an instructor at Udemy I would like to share my knowledge and my understanding of History. As a teacher I like to explain difficult things in a way anyone can understand. Hope my courses will be useful for you.