early middle ages
Section 2 pg 500
a period that lasted from about 500 to about 1500
Ages is the medieval period, from the latin words for " middle age."
who took it upon himself to teach people about christianity.
were religious men who lived apart fropm society in isolated communities
communities of monks
Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547), create set of rules for monks to follow
King of the Franks who conquered much of Western Europe, great patron of leterature and learning
, king of the franks