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The Early Middle Ages: A Tennessee Honors World History Presentation

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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?

 –

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



Self-sufficient



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  –



Excommunication

Friars and reformers

Persecution against Jews

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