Which countries belong in present day Europe?
France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, England, and Spain
What major mountain range stretches across Southern France and Italy?
Describe the geography of Europe?
There are a lot of diverse types of land forms.
Why did many small kingdoms in Europe survive well on their own?
They had good rivers for transportation, rich farmland and plentiful rainforests.
How did Christianity spread in early Medieval Europe?
Power and prestige, kings' new conquests, and monarchs forced their citizens to convert...
What were monasteries responsible for?
What did members of the clergy attend?
Who were the lowest members of Medieval European society?
What was the Lord~Vassal system based upon?
Trading land for loyalty
What is the basis of the feudal system?
Loyalty between the Lords and Vassals
Why did towns begin to appear across Medieval Europe around 1000 AD?
They were kept safe and protected by strong lords.
Why was feudalism able to develop in Medieval Europe?
No single ruler had power; it was a time of disorder.
What was the main role of the knights?
To fight on behalf of the lords
What was the purpose of a guild?
To promote and help each other find jobs
What is true about "town life" in Medieval Europe?
It was dirty, cramped and busy.