of 11

The Early Middle Ages: A Tennessee Honors World History Presentation

Published on May 2018 | Categories: Documents | Downloads: 4 | Comments: 0



The Early Middle Ages

The Fall of Rome

Western Europe in Decline •

When Rome collapses, things fall apart in Western Europe A dark age?  –



Why not?

Germanic Kingdoms •

“Barbarians” begin to create dominant kingdoms Clovis, king of the Franks  –

Preserves Roman customs

Charles “The Hammer” Martel vs. Muslim Army

Charlemagne •

46-year reign

New Roman Emperor?  –

Not quite

Unifying Christian Europe

Revival of Latin Learning

Empire falls apart after death

Invaders •

Magyar  –

Hungarian, Eastern Europe

Vikings  –

Let’s talk about Vikings

Feudalism •

Remember this?

Mutual obligation  –

Feudal contract

Highly structured

The Knight Path

Chivalry and Women •

Women tend to run the manor in absence of men

Inheritance restricted

Chivalry  –

More romance and reality

The Manor Economy •

Mutual obligation between lord and peasants


Life is tough for peasants

The Church •

Parish priest – main point of contact

Church is social focal point

Building cathedrals

Reduced role of women

Monastic Life

The Church, cont’d •

Pope is spiritual leader of Western Europe

Papal supremacy

Religious and political power  –

Reform movements  –


Friars and reformers

Persecution against Jews

Sponsor Documents

Or use your account on DocShare.tips


Forgot your password?

Or register your new account on DocShare.tips


Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Back to log-in