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Middle Ages: Medieval History

Including: The Holy Roman Empire, Vikings, the Crusades, and "Columbus" Reaching the New World
Narrated by: Chester L. Proctor IV
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Categories: History, European
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Intrigue. Disease. Adventure. War. Invention. Famine. 

This is the story of how humankind emerged from the Dark Ages prepared for the coming age of enlightenment.

There is a good reason why many fantasy epics are based on events that took place in the Middle Ages. For nearly a thousand years, people battled nature, disease, and each other to survive.

Visionaries laid the foundations that today’s world is built upon and their inventions and innovations gave rise to literacy, education, medicine, engineering and more.

Explorers opened trade to foreign lands and flooded Europe with luxuries including silk, tea, and gold.

Nearly half a million people died of the black plague.

The feudal system failed, and aristocratic power dwindled.

In Medieval History - Including: The Holy Roman Empire, Vikings, the Crusades, and "Columbus" Reaching the New World you’ll get a quick trip through the turbulent Middle Ages that is sure to inspire deeper study.

You’ll:

  • Follow the progress of the Romans, Vikings, Arabs, and Emperors whose conquests and defeats shaped the world.
  • Learn about the Sultans, Philosophers, Traders, and Crusaders who laid the foundations for technological and philosophical progress.
  • Watch the devastation of Europe as famine, disease, and war swept across the continent.
  • Join adventurers and explorers as they sailed the worlds oceans, charted new lands, and exploited them.

By the end of this quick trip, you’ll have a better understanding of how a turbulent period that led to the Golden Age that followed.

©2017 Lean Stone Publishing (P)2017 Lean Stone Publishing

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not very detailed

This book is not very good. It's a very quick vague look at the Middle Ages, and only really covers the end of the period. This book lost me when it was refering to king Arthur as if he was a real person. Also there is a obvious biased against religion as well.