Medieval Ages Europe

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Eurasia

the large landmass that includes both Europe and Asia

Topography

refers to the shape and elevation of the land in a region

Middle ages

a period that lasted from about 500 to about 1500

Medieval

Another name for the middle ages is the medieval period

Patrick

0ne of the first missionaries to travel to nourthern Europe

Monks

were religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities

Monasteries

Communites of monks

Benedict

European monastreies followed a set of rules created in the early 500s by an italian monk named Benedict

Charlemagne

was a brilliant warrior ad a strong king and he led the Franks in a uilding a huge empire

Knights

warriors who fought on horseback

Vassal

a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land

Feudalism

Histrorians call this system of promises that governed the relationships between lords and vassals

William the Conqueror

In 1066 heand his knights sailed into England and defeated the english king in the battle of hastings and declared himself the king of england

Manor

The large estate owned by a knight or lord

Serfs

workers who were tied to the land on which they lived

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Some noblewomen like french woman Eleanor of Aquitaine had great political power

Chivarly

Europeans called their code of hornorable behavior for knights

Haiku

short three-line poems of 17 syllables that describe nature scenes

Role

assigned behavior

Elements

parts

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