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Middle Ages

Module 10- Middle Ages

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What people were literate? Priests and church officials
What languages evolved from Latin? French, Spanish, Romanian
What held the Germanic society together? Loyalty and family ties
Who were the Franks? Germanic people that settled in the Roman province of Gaul and established a great empire during the Middle Ages.
Who was Charlemagne? King of the Franks from 768 to 814; he united much of France, Germany, and northern Italy in one Frankish empire crowed emperor of the Roman people in 800.
Who seized Sicily and raided Italy? Muslim invaders
What is a knight? an armored warrior who fought on horseback
What is a tithe? a family's payment of one-tenth of its income to a church
What is a serf? a medieval peasant legally bound to live on a lord's estate
What is a vassal? a person that receives a person who received a grant of land from a lord in exchange for a pledge of loyalty and services
What is a Lord? a person who controlled land and could, therefore, grant estates to vassals
What is Chivalry? A code of behavior for knights in medieval Europe, stressing ideals such as courage, loyalty, and devotion
Did noblewomen own any property? They held little property because lords passed down their fiefs to sons and not to daughters.
What did young peasant girls learn from their mother at an early age? They learned household skills
What is a tournament? A mock battle between groups of knights
Who was a Troubadour? a medieval poet and musician who traveled from place to place, people with songs of courtly love.
Created by: 23jcarbone