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The corporations and the Hanse leagues of the middle-ages, to which we shall some day return, are still impossible.The Brotherhood of Consolation|Honore de Balzac
Besides, the Middle-Ages were not at all interested in producing large quantities of goods.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
"The fact is that the Florentine of the middle-ages has reappeared in our century," said the countess.Paz|Honore de Balzac
Robert was a man of the middle-ages, Adrien a man of to-day.An Historical Mystery|Honore de Balzac
Certainly, the existence of such old ruins of the middle-ages is incompatible with the grandeurs of modern Paris.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
noun the Middle Ages European history
"period between ancient and modern times" (formerly roughly 500-1500 C.E., now more usually 1000-1500), attested from 1610s, translating Latin medium aevum (cf. German mittelalter, French moyen âge).
"period between youth and old age," late 14c.; middle-aged (adj.) first recorded c.1600.
The period of European history between ancient and modern times. The Middle Ages began with the Fall of Rome in the fifth century and ended with the Renaissance. The Middle Ages are associated with many beliefs and practices that now seem out of date, such as chivalry, feudalism, the Inquisition, the belief that the sun revolves around the Earth, and a host of popular superstitions. The early Middle Ages are even sometimes called the Dark Ages. The Middle Ages, however, especially in later years, also saw many notable human achievements. Among these were the building of modern nations, such as England and France; increasingly sophisticated and expanded trade; a great advancement of technique in philosophy and theology; some remarkable works of literature (see The Canterbury Tales, The Divine Comedy); and the building of magnificent churches (see Chartres and Notre Dame de Paris).