the large landmass that includes both Europe and Asia
refers to the shape and elevation of the land in a region
a period that lasted from about 500 to about 1500
Another name for the middle ages is the medieval period
0ne of the first missionaries to travel to nourthern Europe
were religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities
Communites of monks
European monastreies followed a set of rules created in the early 500s by an italian monk named Benedict
was a brilliant warrior ad a strong king and he led the Franks in a uilding a huge empire
warriors who fought on horseback
a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land
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
The large estate owned by a knight or lord
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
Europeans called their code of hornorable behavior for knights
short three-line poems of 17 syllables that describe nature scenes
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