The Middle Ages started with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 500 AD- 1500 AD and merged into the Renaissance and Ages of discovery

The Middle Ages started with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 500 AD- 1500 AD and merged into the Renaissance and Ages of discovery. After the fall of Rome, the Middle Age is classified as the “Dark” and “Middle” age. During this time no scientific accomplishments were made, art wasn’t produced, no great leaders, and the church had no power. The labels that describe the Middle Ages the best are The Dark Ages, the Age of Feudalism, the Age of Faith, and the Golden Age.
The Dark Ages is a good label for The Middle Ages because they suffered from invasions coming from the north into the south. Invaders came to get their revenge on Charlemagne. Most people feared of the invaders and left their homes to go to a safer place. In document one, “…they sacked town and village, and laid waste the fields. They burned down the churches and then departed with a crowd of captives… There is no longer any trade, only unceasing terror. ….The peasant has abandoned his ravaged fields to avoid the violence of anarchy. The people have gone to cower in the depths of the forests or in inaccessible regions…. Society has no longer any governments.” These invaders didn’t just ruin peoples homes they also killed many people. In document three, “842, In this year there was a great slaughter in London and Quentavic and Rochester. 846, Northmen with their boats filled with immense booty, including both men and goods, returned to their own country…”