The Middle ages began after a fall of the Roman Empire

The Middle ages began after a fall of the Roman Empire. It can be known as one of the times with the least cultural and scientific achievements, suffering, feudalism, and power of the church. The labels for the Middle Ages that best describe the era between 500 and 1400 in Europe are the Dark Ages, the Age of Feudalism, and the Age of Faith.
The Middle Ages should be labeled the Dark Ages because of the years of suffering that was caused from invasions. Invaders, usually from the North, would come into towns and completely lay waste to everything. The invasions made people live in fear and abandon their homes in refuge or safer places. Document one says that ” They sacked town and village and laid waste the fields…there is no longer any trade, only unceasing terror…the people have gone to cower in the depths of the forest or isolated regions.” Besides people’s homes being destroyed from the invasions, many people were killed and their belongings and even loved ones were taken! In document three it says “842, in this year there was a great slaughter in London and Quentavic and Rochester…843 the Northmen,with their boats filled with booty, including both men and goods, return to their own country.” The Dark Ages has a negative effect to it, so this label definitely matches the terrible invasions that occurred leaving families devastated. Doc.1,3
The Middle Ages should also be labeled the Age of Feudalism for many reason. It should be because of the absence of imperial authority th was replaced by local political organization known as the feudal system. The feudal system was based on loyalty and obligations between landlords in their vassals. In exchange for protection and land or fiefs from the Lord, the vassal gave the Lord his loyalty, military service, and ransom if needed.after the fall of the Roman Empire, its territories in Europe had to protect themselves from the outside invader. Doc.4
Finally, the Middle Ages should be labeled the age of faith because of the solid organization and power the Catholic Church demonstrated. The power of the church can only be seen through its cathedrals. A Lot of money,materials, and labor were required to build the cathedral and only a weathyand powerful organization could build them. The church tried to limit warfare between landlords by decreeing days of peace when no battles or attacks could occur. In document five, the church believes in the word of God and called for the observance of robbery, or assault.” besides power, the Catholic Church had a lot of influence over people. Some people gave up the life they knew to follow God and join a monastic order. Doc.10,5
In conclusion the Dark Ages, the Age of Feudalism, and the Age of faith are labels that best describes the Middle Ages. the Middle Ages were low on cultural and scientific achievements and lived off of the knowledge from civilizations before them. Document six,”It performs the function of the knowledge and treasures of what had come before.” its output of creativity and originality did not in any way exceed the confusion from invasions, political organization from feudalism, or the power of the church, to be known as a golden age. Document 7,”medieval culture was in perfect, was restricted to a narrow circle of superior minds.” Doc.6,7