British Middle Ages Classical Curriculum
The British Middle Ages Classical Curriculum features books that cover the fifth to the seventeenth century in both continental Europe and the British Isles. Topics covered include the fall of Rome, the Christian conversions of Germanic kingdoms, Chivalry and feudalism, the Crusades, conflict between church and state, the Reformation, and the rise of parliamentary democracy in England.
General histories of European Middle Ages are included in the British collection, but most biographies, hero stories, adapted literature, and other specialized topics refer primarily to British history. Reading lists recommend that students receive an overall introduction to mediaeval and pre-modern Europe but spend much of their time studying the history of the British Isles in depth.
Although mediaeval England shared a common culture with all of Christian Europe it rose to a dominant position in Europe, with an exceptional system of government and commerce. The study of British history is of special interest to American students since the founders of the United States were thoroughly British in culture and outlook.
In addition to the complete illustrated text of over fifty classical children's histories, the British Middle Ages Classical Curriculum contains hundreds of pages of study aids. These resources can be used when following our recommended reading-based program or used to supplement other curriculums. Study aids associated with the curriculum package include timelines, historical maps, geography terms, battle dictionaries, and many other resources of interest to students of all ages.
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