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|Demanded that a knight fought bravely for 3 masters. Also protected the weak and the poor.
|Combined recreation with combat training. Was for amusement to the crowd
|Recounted a hero's deeds and adventures. Were usually very long.
|Traveling poet musicians at the castles and courts of Europe.
|Women's role in society:
|Most women were powerless, thought being inferior to men.
|Endless labor in home and in the fields, bore children and took care of their families.
|Could inherit an estate from her husband.
|A knights training:
|Sons of nobles who began training for knighthood at the age of 7. Around the age of 14, he would become a squire, like a servant to a knight. At the age of 21, he was ready to be a full-fledged knight.
|They got land in exchange for military services.
|Technology Changes in warfare
|Saddles enabled the rider to stay firmly seated and stirrups enabled him to ride and handle heavier weapons.
|Made of heavy timber with sharp metal tip/Swung like a pendulum to crack castle walls or to knock down a draw bridge.
|Had a platform on top that lowered like a drawbridge/could support weapons and soldiers.
|Worked like a giant slingshot/propelled objects up to a distance of 980 feet.
|Moved slowly on wheels/Sheltered soldiers from falling arrows.
|Flung huge rocks that crashed into castle walls/propelled objects up to a distance of 1,300 feet.
|The code of Chivalry for knights glorified both combat and_____
|Bishops, priests and the Pope
|Important religious ceremonies.
|Marriage and religious practices.
|Two church punishments were:
|Excommunication and interdict.
|Ceremony in which kings and nobles appointed church officials.
|Holy Roman Empire:
|Strongest state in Europe until about 1100.
|All medieval Christians kings, and peasants alike were all subjects to ________: