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Understanding World History: The Late Middle Ages

The Late Middle Ages 

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ISBN: 978-1-60152-188-0
Format: Hardcover
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Author: Adam Woog
Publication Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 96
Dewey Code: 940.1
Interest Grade Level: 6-12
Reading Grade Level: 6-12

The Late Middle Ages began at the dawn of a millennium, marked by the start in 1096 of religious wars called the Crusades. The era ended roughly in the mid-1400s, ushering in the next major era in European history: the Renaissance. In between, Europe saw the development of centralized nations and a complex political system that sometimes bound them together and sometimes led to war; a church structure that was a powerful force in politics and society, but was also plagued by scandal and conflict; and a movement away from a rigid social and economic system toward one that was more democratic.