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It was a hard life to live is this period, and we hope you enjoy the information.

Farmers and peasants lived in cottages. They built their homes using wood, reeds, twigs, mud and straw. The roofs were thatched, made of bundles of reeds. The inside walls were mostly made of wattle and daub (twigs weaved and coated with mud and straw to make a hard, plaster-like surface) to keep out drafts. Villagers often brought their animals into their homes to protect them.


Our houses are strong and long lasting.

We also have clean underground sewage systems.

The Byzantine Empire had a difficult history, distinguished primarily by long periods of conflict (both external and civil) and decline. In addition to Slavic and Steppe tribe incursions, the Byzantines struggled with the mighty civilizations of Southwest Asia: first the Second Persian Empire (ca. 200-650), then the (ca. 650-900), then finally the (ca. 1300-WWI), which conquered the Byzantines in 1453. Nonetheless, Byzantine civilization lives on today, as the cultural foundation of modern Eastern Europe.


The stage was set for the invasion

: In Welsh poetry such as the strict meters (), a common technique to fill out the necessary syllables in a line is to add a gair llanw, a parenthetical word or phrase--often functioning much like an in Greek literature.

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In Medieval Times they didn't have all these things, and the towns and cities we live in are not all cramped together, as the houses and buildings are organised into streets, roads etc.

In The Middle Ages people were busy:

Western Europe, on the other hand, crumbled into an impoverished, non-urban patchwork of kingdoms. Nonetheless, Western Europe remained united spiritually (under the , who had emerged in the Early Christian period as the supreme figure of Western Christianity) and linguistically (by Latin, which remained the scholarly tongue of the West). In short, the medieval West was united as Latin .

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GEMINATION: In linguistics, the doubling of a consonant sound under certain conditions, a trait common in Germanic languages including English. An example of gemination in English is the way the doubles in the word hot when we add the suffix for the comparative form of .

Alaric is best known for the sack of Rome in 410

Western Christianity would eventually come to be known as . The Byzantines, on the other hand, preferred a decentralized group of Christian communities of equal standing: "Eastern Churches" rather than a monolithic Eastern Church. The Eastern form of Christianity came to be termed . Though Orthodox Christianity lacks a supreme authority, it does feature a "first among equals": the patriarch of , who serves a facilitating role in the Orthodox world.