|What is the Medieval Period?|
The term “medieval” refers to the period in Europe immediately following the fall of the Roman Empire. The medieval period is also known as the Middle Ages or the Dark Ages and it lasted from about 500 A.D. to 1400 A.D. The medieval period saw the rise of the system known as feudalism as well as the dominance of the Catholic Church. During this time in Europe, most people were poor serfs who could not read or write.
The artists from the medieval period were skilled at paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts and tapestries.