A common perception of the Middle Ages is that it was a time of decline in Europe. Yet this period of 1200 years is marked by great intellectual and artistic achievement. Great cathedrals were constructed. Universities were established, and objects that we take for granted were invented, such as clocks, spectacles, buttons and forks.
This week respond to these 2 questions:
Of all the people and ideas presented in this week's lesson on Ethics of the Middle Ages, what surprised you or interested you the most?
What development in the Middle Ages do you think has had the most lasting effect on the world? And why?