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History of The Late Middle Ages

Study History of the Late Middle Ages using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... at the same time!

These six History Through Literature video titles about History of The Late Middle Ages will enable you to study and explore the History of the Late Middle Ages through Literature of the time.

Develop an understanding of this historic journey through the late Middle Ages exploring the rise of European society, illuminated by writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer and Dante and travellers such as William the Conqueror, the knights on the Crusades, and Marco Polo.

Learning Objectives:

  • See how the events of the era were interpreted by writers and how writers affected historical events.
  • Compare the civilizations of Europe with those of the Arabic empires and China.
  • Define chivalry, identify its origins in the military practices of feudalism, and describe the ideal feudal knight.
  • Identify the people who promoted, fought, and financed the Crusades and explain who benefited from the Crusades, and how it affected the desire for exotic goods in Europe.
  • Learn about the power of the Church over everyday life in Europe and see how European society was gradually becoming more secular and commercial.
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