|A) Early Middle Ages||B) Late Middle Ages|
|C) Entire Middle Ages||D) Mid Middle Ages|
The Early Middle Ages have often been called the Dark Ages, and to some extent they were truly dark. The people led a miserable life. Education was very uncommon. The helplessness of the comman man the arbitary rule of the king and the barons and the absence of national unity-all these conditions were common in Europe. The term 'Middle Ages' does not cover a uniform period for all the countries of the world.For Europe and the Westren World , the 'Middle Ages' are generally considered to be the period between AD 500 and AD 1500.