The Middle Ages

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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The High Middle Ages (1100-1300)

Rise of Western Science and the Decline of Islamic Science

Social Themes

A Distant Mirror - The 14th Century

Period was a time of turmoil, diminished expectation, feeling of helplessness at forces beyond human control.

Two Great Natural Disasters

Social Upheavals

Effects of Disorder

Start of the Renaissance

Term first used by late 14th century by Italian scholars who saw themselves as the vanguard of a period of improved conditions.

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Created 27 Dec 1996

Last Update 28 January 1998

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