History Main / TheLowMiddleAges

20th May '17 5:06:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VinlandSaga'', set right towards the end of the dark ages.

to:

* ''VinlandSaga'', ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', set right towards the end of the dark ages.
31st Mar '17 8:40:22 PM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Also known as the Early Middle Ages. [[HollywoodHistory Hollywood Historians]] like to lump all of the Middle Ages into one indistinct era, but a study of real history will show that the period of the fall of Western Rome and the rise of Monasticism in Europe was more of a prelude to the true [[TheHighMiddleAges Middle Ages]]. It began with [[DarkAgeEurope an alleged dark age]], when people were supposedly too busy staying alive to write histories, had a few peaceful years in the middle, and ended with Vikings ravaging the coasts, and horsemen storming out of the east. Although Western Europe did unarguably decline in the markers of civilization such as decreased stability, technological progress, urban decline, and literacy in comparison with the fading Age of the Roman Empire, the East (and the Iberian peninsula) was flourishing under the Islamic Golden Age and the Macedonian Renaissance in the surviving territories of the Eastern Roman Empire.

to:

Also known as the Early Middle Ages. [[HollywoodHistory Hollywood Historians]] like to lump all of the Middle Ages into one indistinct era, but a study of real history will show that the period of the fall of Western Rome and the rise of Monasticism in Europe was more of a prelude to the true [[TheHighMiddleAges Middle Ages]]. It began with [[DarkAgeEurope an alleged dark age]], when people were supposedly too busy staying alive to write histories, had a few peaceful years in the middle, [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge and ended with Vikings Vikings]] ravaging the coasts, and horsemen storming out of the east. Although Western Europe did unarguably decline in the markers of civilization such as decreased stability, technological progress, urban decline, and literacy in comparison with the fading Age of the Roman Empire, the East (and the Iberian peninsula) was flourishing under the Islamic Golden Age and the Macedonian Renaissance in the surviving territories of the Eastern Roman Empire.
22nd Mar '17 8:43:18 PM Rotide
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Back in Europe, things weren't going so well. Following Charlemagne's death, his Empire was divided in three. There was the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of Germany separated by the Kingdom of Lotharingia. The first two would survive well into the Main/TheHighMiddleAges, while most of Lotharingia would fall to Germany, which eventually took the Roman name, becoming the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire, which would fall apart into quarreling states. Then it goes FromBadToWorse, as the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] start looting and pillaging Europe. It is unknown as to why the Vikings suddenly started going on an obscene murder frenzy, but everybody has ''sure heard of them since'', and for good reason. The Vikings were skilled warriors, but what made them truly scary were their boats.

to:

Back in Europe, things weren't going so well. Following Charlemagne's death, his Empire was divided in three. There was the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of Germany separated by the Kingdom of Lotharingia. The first two would survive well into the Main/TheHighMiddleAges, while most of Lotharingia would fall to Germany, which eventually took the Roman name, becoming the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire, which would fall apart into quarreling states. Then it goes FromBadToWorse, as the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] start looting and pillaging Europe. It is unknown as to why the Vikings suddenly started going on an obscene murder frenzy, frenzy (Though the warming of the European region in the time period may have had something to do with it, as previously the northern seas froze over in winter- meaning the vikings could now send their ships out all year round), but everybody has ''sure heard of them since'', and for good reason. The Vikings were skilled warriors, but what made them truly scary were their boats.
27th Feb '17 10:10:29 AM BeerBaron
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The ''Barbarian Invasion'' ExpansionPack for ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar''. It picks up just prior to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and proceeds into the era of, well, the [[TitleDrop Barbarian Invasion]] of western Europe.
24th Feb '17 10:24:03 AM BeerBaron
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheTimeOfMyths

to:

* TheTimeOfMythsTheTimeOfMyths: Many "semi-historical" [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]] figures existed during this time, such as King Arthur and Ragnar Lothbrok to name a few. While the historical consensus seems to agree that they existed, the details surrounding them have been lost or exaggerated in the centuries since.
1st Feb '17 8:10:32 PM Goldfritha
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* KnightInShiningArmor: historically inaccurate though it is - "warlord in overpriced chainmail" was the ''best'' they had then. Knighthood as we picture it didn't exist yet.

to:

* KnightInShiningArmor: historically inaccurate though it is - "warlord in overpriced chainmail" was the ''best'' they had then. Knighthood as we picture it didn't exist yet. In particular, {{Knighting}} is an anachronism; the ceremony was developed after this era, and in this time, a man who fought was a knight. (Hence the medieval Latin term for "knight" was ''miles''.)
5th Nov '16 10:01:47 PM ElectroKraken
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', about the Viking invasions of AngloSaxon England.

to:

** ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', about the Viking invasions of AngloSaxon [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]] England.
26th Oct '16 4:30:57 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' and its derivatives, such as ''Beowulf and Grendel'' (2005) and ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (2007)

to:

* ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' and its derivatives, such as ''Beowulf and Grendel'' (2005) and ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (2007)
8th Oct '16 12:16:28 PM rufusluciusivan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheRemnant: The Byzantine Empire.

to:

* TheRemnant: The Byzantine Empire. Although, at that time, it was more powerful and vaster than what's usually associated with this trope. Before the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, it was even controlling all the eastern half of the Mediterranean Sea.



* VestigialEmpire: The Byzantine Empire.

to:

* VestigialEmpire: The Byzantine Empire.
Empire. Although, at that time, it was more powerful and vaster than what's usually associated with this trope. Before the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, it was even controlling all the eastern half of the Mediterranean Sea.
29th Sep '16 8:13:48 PM ElectroKraken
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''
This list shows the last 10 events of 65. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheLowMiddleAges