Human Legacy Course/The Early Middle Ages (800 - 1215)

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At the outset of the early Middle Ages, western Europe was a land without empire. With the Roman Empire gone, new forms of community took hold. Christianity spread throughout western Europe, forging unity at a spiritual level. Strong, new political systems also arose, uniting much of Europe.

The relationships between people and their governments have changed greatly across time. This week, you will learn about sweeping political changes in Europe during the Early Middle Ages, some of which continue to shape citizenship and government today.

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