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The Medieval World II - Society, Economy, and Culture-logo

The Medieval World II - Society, Economy, and Culture

Thomas F. Madden

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on pre-modern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden concludes this two-part series on the medieval world. In this course, we will see the error of the commonly held assumption that the "Dark Ages" was a time of superstition, ignorance, and violence. Rather than a time of darkness, the Middle Ages saw extraordinary innovation, invention, and cultural vitality. It was the Middle Ages that gave us universities, vernacular literature, and the extraordinary beauty of Gothic architecture. To study the medieval world, then, is not only to study a time that has passed away. It is to study the birth of a new culture that would mature into the modern West. Whether we know it or not, the world we live in today is itself the product of the Middle Ages-not "Dark," but remarkably bright.

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on pre-modern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden concludes this two-part series on the medieval world. In this course, we will see the error of the commonly held assumption that the "Dark Ages" was a time of superstition, ignorance, and violence. Rather than a time of darkness, the Middle Ages saw extraordinary innovation, invention, and cultural vitality. It was the Middle Ages that gave us universities, vernacular literature, and the extraordinary beauty of Gothic architecture. To study the medieval world, then, is not only to study a time that has passed away. It is to study the birth of a new culture that would mature into the modern West. Whether we know it or not, the world we live in today is itself the product of the Middle Ages-not "Dark," but remarkably bright.
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History

Description:

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on pre-modern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden concludes this two-part series on the medieval world. In this course, we will see the error of the commonly held assumption that the "Dark Ages" was a time of superstition, ignorance, and violence. Rather than a time of darkness, the Middle Ages saw extraordinary innovation, invention, and cultural vitality. It was the Middle Ages that gave us universities, vernacular literature, and the extraordinary beauty of Gothic architecture. To study the medieval world, then, is not only to study a time that has passed away. It is to study the birth of a new culture that would mature into the modern West. Whether we know it or not, the world we live in today is itself the product of the Middle Ages-not "Dark," but remarkably bright.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:39