What was the time period for the middle ages?
410 AD with the fall of the Roman empire to the 1400's with the start of exploring.
Most historians use 476 as a date for the start of the Middle Ages, and 1453 as the end. Many dates have been suggested for both beginning and end, however.
The Fall of the West Roman Empire is most often used for the beginning of the Middle Ages, but the year 410 (when Rome was sacked) seems a bit unusual for this event, especially since Emperor Honorius continued to rule for another thirteen years until he died of natural causes and the government continued quite a while after that. There were emperors in the West until 476 or 480, depending on who you count as emperor, the Senate of the West Roman Empire continued to function until 603, and the East Roman Empire was not destroyed until 1453.
The dates for the end are just as difficult to nail down. I have seen historians use dates as early as 1401 and as late as 1517, when Martin Luther made public the 97 Theses. But 1453 was the date of the end of the Hundred Years' War and the Fall of Constantinople (East Roman Empire). British historians tend to use 1485, when the Wars of the Roses ended.
Generally, the Middle Ages are not considered part of the modern period. Historians have long debated whether to include the Renaissance in the modern period. As the date between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is somewhat nebulous, many historians refer to the period from 1450/1600 as the "Early Modern Period". So no, the Middle Ages did not happen after the modern time period.
What is a more appropriate historical title for the medieval time period AD 500 to 1500 the Middle Ages or the Dark Ages?
The Middle Ages. "Dark Ages" was invented by people living in the later Renaissance period, because they thought that living in a time without the benefit of the knowledge and full appreciation of the art and philosophiy of ancient Rome an Greece meant that you were 'living in the dark'. In reality, there was nothing 'dark' about the middle ages. It was a period full of development and discovery. "Middle" Ages simply indicates that this…
The time after the Middle Ages is the Modern era. The Renaissance, which is often regarded as the next period after the Middle Ages, seems to be regarded by historians as overlapping with the Middle Ages somewhat. Dates usually for the beginning of the Renaissance usually range from the late 13th century 1401, while dates for the end of the Middle Ages usually range from about 1401 to 1516. There are links below.
The simple answer is that the medieval period is also called the Middle Ages. There is some complexity, however. The period from the 5th through 10th centuries was called the Dark Ages, but the term Early Middle Ages is more common now. What used to be called the Middle Ages, a time from the 11th to 15th centuries, is now often counted as the High Middle Ages (1000 to 1300) and Late Middle Ages (1300…
The middle ages (also called the dark ages or medevil ages) was the time between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance. This was the time of Knights and peasants, of dragons(not really!!) and wicked warlords(really!!). During the middle ages many of modern day west European countries were born, such as France, England, and Spain.
What marked the end of greco-roman classical world and started Europe's middles ages and explain what happened and when it happened?
The end of the classical period happened in 476 AD when Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor of the west. The Middle Ages in Europe began at that time. The end of the classical period happened in 476 AD when Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor of the west. The Middle Ages in Europe began at that time. The end of the classical period happened in 476 AD when Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor…
The Middle Ages and medieval period are usually regarded as the same. The word medieval comes from a Latin term meaning middle ages. Different people have different ideas about when the Middle Ages happened. In the United States, the term is usually regarded as the time from the middle of the 5th century to the middle of the 15th. In the United Kingdom, there are a lot of people who make the Middle Ages the…