It was a confusing and disorganized time – a tug and push game between mighty kings, nobles, barons, knights and the impoverished serfs. The Early and later periods in the Middle Ages yielded knowledgeable philosophers, scholars, leaders and apologists of all persuasions – Justinian, Charlemagne, Saladin, Christianity and Islam was absorbed into the social structure of their adherents. Those were the highlights of this tumultuous period. This era began well with the Byzantine World, but ended badly – with a non-discriminating, impartial infliction called the Black Plague.


This is the saga of the multi-lingual and multi-ethnic people who lived during the Middle Ages between 525 to 1353 AD. They struggled to turn widely disparate territories into two great Empires to be proud of.