Middle Ages Europe map

Middle Ages Europe Map
The Vikings
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
smiths.
The vikings were everywhere and
attacked to get what they
wanted.
Viking age 8001100 (1250 years)
Viking women has many rights under the law.
Women could divorce their husbands and could
own property.
Vikings did all this because they
wanted glory/fame and needed to
survive.
Fjord
A long, narrow saltwater bay
with high cliffs along its sides.
Skald
A Scandinavian poet who recited
poems at formal gatherings.
Thing
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
Thing.
The AngloSaxon and The Celts
Alfred the Great
Was an early ruler of the AngloSaxons. His
greatest accomplishment was when he died, he
left Western and Southern England united.
Anglosaxons were farmers and men and
women shared the hard work of agriculture
between them.
Anglosaxons 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
Celts.
Epic
A long poem telling about heroic
deeds and events.
Prosperous
Thriving.
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
crops.
The sea was a transportation route
that encouraged people to travel and
trade.
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
The Romans
There was three social classes;
Patricians, Equites, and
Plebeians.
The family was ruled by the father, who had
complete authority over his wife, children and
slaves.
Senate the main law and policy
making body in Rome.
Worshiped many gods and spirits.
C.E.
Of the common era.
Latin
The language of the Romans.
Gladiator
A fighter who battled at public
shows; most were slaves.
Germanic People
One of the European peoples that spoke a
Germanic languages; for example Angles,
Saxons, Jutes etc.
Barbarian
Originally, a nonRoman person. "Barbarian"
later came to mean "uncultured person." an
insult.
Charlemagne
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.
He created a single code of laws
for the whole empire.
Actually tried to make things
better for the serfs and
tradespeople.
The chase
The hunt.
Exhalations
Vapours.
Renaissance
A rebirth or revival, especially of the arts.
The Franks
They are farmers but loved to make war.
One of the Germanic tribes that overran
the Roman Empire in the 5th
century .
Conquered most of Gaul (France)
"Frank" meant free.
Had social classes. Either really
rich or incredibly poor.
Wergild
Manmoney, that is, a person's
value in money.
Arson
Intentionally setting fire to property.
Betrothal
A promise to marry.
Plague
A contagious disease that is out
of control and kills many people.
Prodigies, portents
Omens, occurences that predict
future events.
Social Class
The group that one belongs to in a society. Class
can be determined by money, role in society, or
one's parentage.
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