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Ch. 17 The Early Middle Ages

Eurasia large landmass that includes both Europe and Asia
topography shape and elevation of land in a region
Middle Ages a.k.a. medieval period or Dark Ages; a period that came after the Roman Empire fell; middle ages lasted from about 500AD to 1500AD. Time between ancient and modern times.
Patrick Patrick was a monk who helped convert the Irish to Christianity.
monks religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities.
monasteries communities where monks lived
Benedict Italian saint and monk. He created a set of rules for monks to follow
Charlemagne brilliant warrior and strong leader of the Franks. He was crowned Emperor of the Romans in 800.
knights a warrior who fought on horseback
vassal a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land
feudalism system of promises that governed the relationship between lords and vassals
manor large estate owned by a knight or lord
serf workers who were tied to the land on which they lived
William the Conqueror Powerful French noble who conquered England; he brought feudalism to Britain.
Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France and England, she was one of the most powerful women in Europe in the Middle Ages.
chivalry code of honorable behavior for medieval knights
haiku poem with three lines and 17 syllables that describes scenes in nature
role assigned behavior
elements parts