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Europe - Early Ages

This is basically Europe in the early middle ages.

Who is Charles the Great? One of the most famous rulers of the early Middle Ages.
What kind of empire did Charlemagne build? A Christian empire.
How is Europe's topography structured? Hot, dry summers and rainy winters.
What land was conquered under Charles the Great's reign? Most of central and western Europe.
What is the Middle Age? The time period between A.D 500 and A.D 1500.
What was the importance of plains? It was the corridor for migrating people from Eastern Europe.
Who spread Christianity to Europe? Pope Gregory I
What did the convent life offer? Study, scholarship, food, shelter, and protection.
How do you get into heaven? Have faith in Christ, follow his teachings, abandon all sinful ways, and observe sacraments.
How did monks make personal commitments? By promising poverty, chasity, staying in convent life til death, and being obedient.
What would monks and nuns do? Study the Bible, work in gardens, beekeep, grow food, copy religious manuscripts, participate in the library, take care of the sick, and pray.
What is a religious order? A community of people devoted to prayer and service and bound by certain vows.
The Vikings had a purpose for invading, what was it? They wanted new land with better climate and loot.
Peasants are what? Farmers of low social ranks.
Who are serfs? Peasants who were legally "tied" to the lord's land and could not leave it.
Why was feudalism made? The government couldn't protect its people from the Vikings.
What was the rank order? King, nobles/churchmen, Knights, and then peasant farmers.
What did the feudal system depend on? Land in exchange for loyalty.
Created by: nikkii1