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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Middle Ages, Dark Ages(noun)

    the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

Wiktionary

  1. Middle Ages(ProperNoun)

    The period of time in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters (the Renaissance) or, according to Henry Hallam, the period beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.

Freebase

  1. Middle Ages

    In European history, the Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, and was followed by the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the traditional division of Western history into Antiquity, Medieval, and Modern periods. The period is subdivided into the Early, the High, and the Late Middle Ages. Depopulation, deurbanization, and barbarian invasions, which had begun in Late Antiquity, continued in the Early Middle Ages. The barbarian invaders formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire. In the 7th century, North Africa and the Middle East, once part of the Eastern Roman Empire, became an Islamic Empire after conquest by Muhammad's successors. Although there were substantial changes in society and political structures, the break with Antiquity was not complete. The still sizeable Byzantine Empire survived and remained a major power. The empire's law code, the Code of Justinian, was widely admired later in the Middle Ages. In the West, most kingdoms incorporated extant Roman institutions, while monasteries were founded as Christianity expanded in Western Europe. The Franks, under the Carolingian dynasty, established an empire covering much of Western Europe; the Carolingian Empire endured until the 9th century, when it succumbed to the pressures of internal civil wars combined with external invasions—Vikings from the north, Magyars from the east, and Saracens from the south.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Middle Ages

    is a term used in connection with European history to denote the period beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire in 476, and closing with the invention of printing, the discovery of America, and the revival of learning in the 15th century.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. middle ages

    The ages or period of time about equally distant from the decline of the Roman empire and the revival of letters in Europe, or from the 8th to the 15th century of the Christian era.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle Ages in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle Ages in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Middle Ages in a Sentence

  1. Andre Maurois:

    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.

  2. Hubert Nienhoff:

    Now we're bringing in multiple uses for stadiums again, like shops and conference halls, in the future they will not be outside the city but, something like the cathedrals of the Middle Ages, they will be a vital part of city life.

  3. Marianne Ailes:

    No two copies of a text in [a] manuscript are ever identical so each new find adds another piece to a jigsaw, which helps us understand how these texts were read and re-interpreted in the Middle Ages.

  4. Jerome K. Jerome:

    I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.

  5. Lisa Ensinger:

    Once you say you can’t do one piece of music because of a text – you open a door that will basically shut out large quantities of music and music history, you take out Bach’s work, most of Mozart’s work, you take out everything from the Middle Ages because it’s all sacred.

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