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The Middle Ages

  • Dino Boccaletti
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Abstract

We shall again follow in this chapter the usual periodization of the historians, according to which one calls Middle Ages the period of about ten centuries which goes from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the end of the fifteenth century. Obviously, on one hand this periodization is the child of a Eurocentric point of view, but on the other hand the subject we are dealing with is also inserted in the context of the cultural development (or regression) of the Western world (which, at least until the sixteenth century, corresponded to Europe).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dino Boccaletti
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  1. 1.RomeItaly

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