Europe's Early Middle Ages
by jasmin mander
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Europe's Early Middle Ages
The Mediterranean World
The Mediterranean environment had everything you would need
to have to make crops such as; fertile soil, climate that wasn't
too hot or cold and tons of rain fall and sunshine. Perfect for
The sea was a transportation route
that encouraged people to travel and
A great place for large numbers
of people to live in.
Population grew rapidly and towns formed.
Philosophy- The search for
wisdom, ideas, and knowledge
B.C.E.- Before the common era
Roman Legions- Roman armed forces
There was three social classes;
Patricians, Equites, and
The family was ruled by the father, who had
complete authority over his wife, children and
Senate- the main law and policy
making body in Rome.
Worshiped many gods and spirits.
Of the common era.
The language of the Romans.
A fighter who battled at public
shows; most were slaves.
One of the European peoples that spoke a
Germanic languages; for example Angles,
Saxons, Jutes etc.
Originally, a non-Roman person. "Barbarian"
later came to mean "uncultured person." an
They are farmers but loved to make war.
One of the Germanic tribes that over-ran
the Roman Empire in the 5th
Conquered most of Gaul (France)
"Frank" meant free.
Had social classes. Either really
rich or incredibly poor.
Man-money, that is, a person's
value in money.
Intentionally setting fire to property.
A promise to marry.
A contagious disease that is out
of control and kills many people.
- Prodigies, portents
Omens, occurences that predict
The group that one belongs to in a society. Class
can be determined by money, role in society, or
The royal family ruled the Franks
for almost three hundred years.
The most successful ruler in the family was
Clovis I, he founded France and made Paris it's
After Clovis's death, his kids were divided
among the kingdom. But they were not capable
This royal family became famous
for their fighting and murders.
For the next two centuries, the family was
weakened by this constant fighting and the
kingdom fell into chaos.
Came to power of western
Europe in 768 C.E.
Unlike the past rulers, he was very
interested in re building civilization.
- Carolingian Empire
Charlemagne's empire, from
about 770 to 814.
He opened libraries around the kingdom.
Actually tried to make things
better for the serfs and
- The chase
A rebirth or revival, especially of the arts.
Alfred the Great
Was an early ruler of the Anglo-Saxons. His
greatest accomplishment was when he died, he
left Western and Southern England united.
Anglo-saxons were farmers and men and
women shared the hard work of agriculture
Anglo-saxons preserved their stories by pasting
it on to each person. One would tell the other
and it kept going like that.
The celts had to relocate to Wales, Cornwell, and
Scotland and across the sea to Ireland because
they were driven out.
- Celtic Peoples
A western European culture. The Scottish,
Irish, Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons are all
A long poem telling about heroic
deeds and events.
The vikings were any of the Scandinavian
people who raided the coasts of Europe from
the 8th to the 11th centuries.
Most were farmers and fishers. There
are also highly skilled workers and
Viking age 800-1100 (1250 years)
Viking women has many rights under the law.
Women could divorce their husbands and could
A long, narrow salt-water bay
with high cliffs along its sides.
A Scandinavian poet who recited
poems at formal gatherings.
A parliament where free adults could give their opinions on
important matters. Viking kings, were not crowned;
instead, they were lifted up standing on shields, at the