Humanities 1 Class: How does the era of the Middle Ages (app. 400-1400 CE) reflect the Culture Epoch Theory in which society goes from chaos to adjustment to balance? Chaos is when there is no common understanding of reality for the majority of the people over a significant period of time. Adjustment is when artists, philosophers, theologians, musicians, architects, etc. give form to the chaos. Then leaders, academics, businessmen, and students study what they have created and give society form. Balance is when there is a common understanding of reality for the majority of people. Inevitably, society falls into chaos and the cycle begins again. Give specific examples of art, architecture, literature, and/or music that demonstrate the time of Chaos in the Dark Ages (400-800 CE), Adjustment in the Romanesque, and finally Balance in the Gothic. Chaos will ensue again when the Black Death kills between 1/3 and 1/2 of the entire population of Europe. Go to your “Online Texts and Images” at the bottom of your toolbar and check out the “Report on the Cause of the Plague” by the University of Paris Medical Faculty, October 1348″ as well as the images. Check out Units 3 and 4 under “Course Units” as well as your textbook. Be sure to include a Works Cited and citations in MLA formatting and save your file as a Word document. Italicize the titles of artworks.