Medieval of Europe

The History of Medieval of Europe

The history of Europe refers to the set of events on the European continent, since it was first inhabited by humans until now. Homo sapiens would have appeared about 130,000 years ago in Africa, according to the majority scientific opinion. The arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe could have come from the Near East to Europe, where they settled between 40,000 and 25,000. C. (Upper Palaeolithic Classical antiquity is dominated by the influence of Greco-Latin civilization on the rest of Europe. The political fragmentation of Europe and successive attempts forced unification plunged the continent in numerous conflicts and wars in the Middle Ages, as the Hundred Years' War which lasted over a century and The Middle Ages were a period of about a millennium-long. Generally the fall of the Roman Empire is accepted at the end of the fifth century as the beginning of this period, which would end the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, starting the modern era The Middle Ages, against the idea that it was an age dark, regression and stagnation in almost all respects, was a period in which were major advances that have helped to shape Europe as we know it. In particular, most of modern institutions have their roots in this time The concept of modern nation-states with a strong central government arises from the consolidation of power of monarchies. The kings formed royal courts, created state security systems, state armies and began collecting taxes, all concepts central to today's modern states During the Middle Ages, kings used to have to go to the parliaments to explain their projects and get funding for them. At this time the parliament did not represent individuals, but the three basic classes, the clergy, the nobility, and the merchants. http://es.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Historia_de_Europa/Las_crisis_de_la_Edad_Media&action=edit