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Middle Ages - Middle Ages
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Part of Middle Ages:

1. General

2. Middle Ages

3. Medieval Church

A. Early Middle Ages

1. The Germanic confrontation with the ancient world. The concept of the Early Middle Ages was devised by modern historians to denote a sub-division of the Middle Ages distinguished from the preceding period of late antiquity and from the succeeding High Middle Ages. Its temporal limits have been variously assigned, its beginning being placed somewhere from the 4th century (Constantini…

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Kurt Reindel and Hermann Tüchle, “Middle Ages - Middle Ages”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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