Definition of Middle Ages in English:

Middle Ages

plural noun

  • The period of European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (5th century) to the fall of Constantinople (1453), or, more narrowly, from c.1000 to 1453.

    • ‘This genre flaunts a cosmology that would have been entirely understood by anyone from the late Middle Ages.’
    • ‘For me, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the high Middle Ages and even the Tudors passed in a blur of boredom.’
    • ‘The size of the cemetery itself also reflects the commercial exploitation of death in the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘Numerous imperial and royal palaces survived into the early Middle Ages and were restored or rebuilt.’
    • ‘If one thing symbolized political and military power in the Middle Ages it was the castle.’
    • ‘During the Middle Ages, missionary enterprise was to some extent replaced by crusades.’
    • ‘At one time it was thought that the immense majority of European peasants of the Middle Ages were legally unfree.’
    • ‘In this short series he set out to rescue the Middle Ages from the clichés of knights, damsels and monks.’
    • ‘By the close of the Middle Ages, there were likely public warehouses here.’
    • ‘Medical knowledge in the Middle Ages must have appeared to have stood still.’
    • ‘As a result it has had no influence on other European authors of the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘It was founded high on a series of hills by prosperous Saxon merchants in the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘Alfred is still considered quintessential as a ruler of the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘The most ambitious crusading expedition of the later Middle Ages had ended in humiliating failure.’
    • ‘In the Middle Ages, wildly anachronistic tales of his exploits in Rome were in circulation.’
    • ‘Whenever a king in the Middle Ages was toppled, an impostor would pop up somewhere claiming to be him.’
    • ‘In Roman times Britain had as many people as at its peak in the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘From the late Middle Ages onwards, one plot in particular dominated these tales in Europe.’
    • ‘During the Middle Ages in the west, the Roman legal system was in power in the Eastern Roman Empire.’
    • ‘The European climate in the Middle Ages was two degrees hotter than it is now.’


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