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The Middle Ages, a bridge between the Ancient Era and the Renaissance, started in about 400 and ended around 1400. They are also called the Dark Ages because it was a tough time period to live in. The Bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, wiped out 25% of Europe's population at the time. The average life span was only 30 years, and many people were poor and unhappy. It was a time of little innovation and invention, and people were generally unhappy because of the brutal monarchies of the time. The Church, which was very important during the Medieval Times, was the only religious institution of the time; their belief system is similar to that of today's Roman Catholic Church. Everything about life in the Middle Ages revolved around the Church. Most who opposed the common belief system were excommunicated or killed. It was the livelihood of almost all of the people during the time.
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