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the first part of the Middle Ages from 500 to 1000 C.E.; the period of european history from the fall of the roman empire to about the end of the tenth century.
Treaty of Verdun
843 Treaty that ended power struggle of Charlemagne's 3 sons after his death and split Franks into 3 kingdoms
loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord
system of farming where the land is divided into 3 sections and one section is always left fallow
written document given by a king that set out the rights and privileges of the town in return for taxes
King of Franks who converted to Christianity; ruled lands in Frankish custom but kept Roman legacy
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