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Middle Ages

The Middle Ages (adjectival form: medieval, mediaeval or mediæval) was a period of Old World history from the 5th to the 15th century. The period followed the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, and preceded the Early Modern Era. It is the middle period in a three-period division of history: Classic, Medieval, and Modern. The term "Middle Ages" first appears in Latin in the 15th century and reflects the view that this period was a deviation from the path of classical learning, a path supposedly reconnected by Renaissance scholarship.Excerpted from Middle Ages on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fifteenth century painting of the Battle of Vouillé (507) showing the Frankish King Clovis I killing the Visigoth King Alaric II against the background of a mass of armoured knights and a few tents.
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