Bundle of 2 - Middle Ages - Early Middle Ages & the Crusades

Bundle of 2 - Middle Ages - Early Middle Ages & the Crusades
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the Early Middle Ages and The Crusades. The total number of slides in the presentations is 49. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

The Early Middle Ages or Early Medieval Period was the period of European history lasting from the 5th century to the 10th century. The Early Middle Ages followed the decline of the Western Roman Empire and preceded the High Middle Ages.

The period saw a continuation of trends begun during late classical antiquity, including population decline, especially in urban centers, a decline of trade, and increased immigration. The period has been labeled the "Dark Ages", a characterization highlighting the relative scarcity of literary and cultural output from this time, especially in Northwestern Europe.

During the 11th century, feudal life began to change. Agricultural innovations such as the heavy plow and three-field crop rotation made farming more efficient and productive. Thanks to the expanded and improved food supply, the population grew. As a result, more and more people were drawn to towns and cities.

Meanwhile, the Crusades had expanded trade routes to the East and given Europeans a taste for imported goods such as wine, olive oil and luxurious textiles. As the commercial economy developed, port cities thrived. By 1300, there were some 15 cities in Europe with a population of more than 50,000. In these cities, a new era was born: The Renaissance.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, The Early Middle Ages and contains 24 slides and covers the following:

Background
Middle Ages
The Catholic Church
The Church Becomes Powerful
Rise of Islam
Vibrant Lifestyle
The Crusades
Impact of the Crusades
Romanesque Cathedrals
Romanesque Style Cathedrals
Gothic Cathedrals
Gothic Style Cathedrals
Art & Printing
Feudalism
Impact of Population Growth
Coming Renaissance
Key Figures: Charles Martel
Key Figures: Charlemagne
Key Figures: Otto the Great
Key Figures: William the Conqueror
End of Presentation

The first of the Crusades began in 1095, when armies of Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land. Considered at the time to be divinely sanctioned, these campaigns, involving often ruthless battles. At their core was a desire for access to shrines associated with the life and ministry of Jesus, above all the Holy Sepulcher, the church in Jerusalem said to contain the tomb of Chris.

Absolution from sin and eternal glory were promised to the Crusaders, who also hoped to gain land and wealth in the East. Pope Urban’s plea met with a tremendous response, both among lower levels of the military as well as ordinary citizens; it was determined that those who joined the armed pilgrimage would wear a cross as a symbol of the Church.

The crusades lasted for 200 years until support for such efforts disappeared in the 16th century, with the rise of the Reformation and the corresponding decline of papal authority.

Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Byzantine Civilization – The Crusades and contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Map of Crusades 1-4
First Objective Met
Background
Request for Troops
First Crusade: 1096-1099
Oath of Loyalty
Slaughter
Second Crusade: 1147-1149
Disastrous End
Third Crusade: 1189-1192
King Richard I
Fourth Crusade: 1198-1229
Minor Crusades
Fifth Crusade: 1216-1221
Sixth Crusade: 1229
Seventh Crusade: 1239-1241
Eighth Crusade: 1249-1250
The Mamluks
End of the Crusades
Final Thoughts
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Middle Ages.
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