Table of Contents

From the book: The Middle Ages

Table of Contents

Timeline and Key Topics 1

Guidelines for Teaching History 2

Lesson Plan 3

A Thousand Years of History 4

From Manor to Feudalism 7

Peasant Life 8

The Cycle of the Year 10

Life of the Nobles 12

Chivalry and Eleanor of Aquitaine 14

Shields and Heraldry 15

Castles 16

Towns, Cities, Cathedrals 18

The Clergy, Monks and Monasteries 20

The Rule of St. Benedict 21

The Monk by the Sea Watercolor 23

Illuminated Script 24

Heretical Flagellants and Free Spirits 26

Muhammed and Islam 28

The Five Foundational Pillars of Islam 32

The Koran 34

Muslim Expansion; Haroun Al-Rahsid 37

Charlemagne 40

The Carolingian Renaissance 42

William the Conqueror 45

The Battle of Hastings 46

French and the English Language 47

The Crusades 49

Louis IX and the last Crusades 51

Universities and Scholasticism 53

Carmina Burana 54

Realists and Nominalists 55

Thomas Aquinas 56

The Mongol Empire 58

Genghis Khan 59

The Medieval Industrial Revolution 61

King John and the Magna Carta 65

The Black Death 67

Bibliography 69