Medieval Period 450-1450
This era in history is known as the Middle or the Dark Ages. This one thousand years of disruption begin with the disintegration of the Roman Empire. The Middle times saw the building of the great English castles, including the Tower of London and Dover Castle which held the Normans to retain their hold on England during the turbulent times. This period saw the start of Crusades, the knights of the Middle Ages, the religious knights and the founding of the Knights Templar. The Domesday Book and the Magna Carta were also important events during Medieval times. The terrible Black Death really did plague the times and period of the Middle Ages. This was a time of migration, wars and disasters. In the later part of this era, Europe grew culturally. Churches, monasteries, and Gothic cathedrals were built. Towns grew and and universities were founded
In the Middle or Dark Ages, a sharp division existed among society. The society was separated into three different social classes, nobility, clergy and peasantry. You could almost tell my the way that they lived. The rich lived opulent lifestyles while the poor were bounded to the soil and suggested to feudal lords. Medieval Art was initially restricted to the production of Pietistic painting, in the form of illuminated manuscripts, mosaics and fresco paintings in churches. There were no portrait paintings. The colors were generally muted. Romanesque Architecture and Gothic Architecture were in this period.
The Middle Ages were an age of faith. Everyone was influenced by the Roman Catholic church and the priests held a virtual monopoly over the people and learning It is highly possible that even then nobles were illiterate. The only people who knows music were the priests and those related to the church. Women were not allowed to sing during church service then. It was difficult for the church to accept music as part of its rites then, as music was associated with pagan...