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the large landmass that includes both europe and asia
the shape and elevation of land in a region
a period that lasted from about 500 to about 1500
referring to the middle ages
one of the first missionaries to travel to northern Europe who took it upon himself to teach people about Christianity.
were religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities
communities of monks
founder of monasticism in the former western half of the Roman Empire; established the Benedictine rule in the 6th century.
King of the Franks who conquered much of Western Europe, great patron of literature and learning
warriors who fought on horseback
a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land
A political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their king, in exchange for their loyalty, military service, and protection of the people who live on the land
William the Conqueror
Powerful French noble who conquered England, he brought feudalism to Britain.
a large estate, including farmland and villages, held by a lord
workers who were tied to the land on which they lived
Eleanor of Aquitaine
powerful French duchess; divorced the king of France to marry Henry II of England and ruled all of England and about half of France with him.
code of conduct for knights during the middle ages
3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature
a set of expectations (norms) about a social position, defining how those in the position ought to behave
Substances that cannot be broken down into other substances