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Early Middle Ages Ch. 17
Key terms for Ch. 17
the shape and elevation of land in a region
the large landmass that includes both Europe and Asia
a period that lasted from about 500 to about 1500
referring to the Middle Ages; Latin for "middle age"
(400s) Christian saint, he converted the people of Ireland to Christianity
were religious men who lived apart from society in isolated communities
Communities of monks
(c. 480-547) Italian saint and monk, he created a set of rules for monks to follow.
King of the Franks, he was a brilliant warrior and strong leader. He was crowned Emperor of the Romans in 800.
warriors who fought on horseback
a knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land in medieval Europe
the system of obligations that governed the relationships between lords and vassals in medieval Europe
William the Conqueror
(c. 1028-1087) Powerful French noble who conquered England, he brought feudalism to Britain.
were large estates owned by knights and lords that developed in Europe during the Middle Ages
workers who were tied to the land on which they lived
Eleanor of Aquitaine
(c. 1122-1204) Queen of France and England, she was one of the most powerful women in Europe in the Middle Ages.
the code of honorable behavior for medieval knights
a type of Japanese poem with three lines and 17 syllables that describes nature scene