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Aucassin et Nicolette
24 Sep 2017
Date commonly cited as the beginning of the Middle Ages
Death of Muhammad
Muslim territory is now most of the Middle East
Moors invade Spain (will rule regions here until 1492)
Martel repels Moorish invaders at Tours, halting Islam's advance into Europe
Charlemagne begins reign
Last Carolingian ruler of France dies without an heir, and Capet takes throne, establishing a dynasty that will last until 1328.
Greek Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church finally officially separate.
William the Conqueror's Norman invasion
El Cid defeats Almoravids at Valencia (Christian effort to reclaim Spain from its Muslim conquerors)
1st Crusade: European Victory
2nd crusade: European loss
Averroës: The Incoherence of the Incoherence
3rd Crusade: Treaty
Pope Innocent III begins reign: high point of Church's power
4th Crusade (finally) begins
Early Middle Ages
High Middle Ages
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