Origin of feudalism
After the fall of Charlemagne's empire, disorder and uncertainty plagued western Europe so people turned to powerful landholders who, in exchange for for certain services, would provide that security;.
it was a way of life based upon the ownership and use of land.
feudal system of the Middle Ages centered around him
a piece of land held by one man
used land a lord permitted him to
Feudal system rankings
At the top of the feudal system in each western European kingdom
land of the king that he kept for personal use
heavily armed warriors, wearing full body armor and mounted on horses
the code of conduct for the nobility and the knights
Training for knighthood
Boys started at age 7 as a servant in the service of a lord at age 21 squire would become a knight
certain colorful and unique symbols, emblems, and designs displayed on armor, shields, and banners.
coat of arms
a family's distinct display of heraldry
meaning military camp. With invasions and warfare so prevalent, nobles built heavily fortified dwellings
two knights fought to knock each other off their horses
groups of knights fought a mock battle that lasted an entire day and ranged over the whole countryside.
favorite kind of hunting/ hunted falcons
musicians who played simple stringed instruments and sang ballads of love and war.
games of the medival times
Vast majority of people in Europe did not live in castles and had no time or energy for games
estates that belonged to the nobles, ranging in size from a few hundred to several thousand acres.
peasants lived in villages of 10 to 50 families located near the center of the manor
serfs worked here about two to three days a week
Truce of God
the church forbade fighting from Friday through Sunday of each week
Peace of God
in which the priests denied the sacraments to persons who robbed churches, took a serfs property, or killed noncombatants during battles
considered most valuable for earning one's salvation was a visit to the Holy Land, especially the Christian sites around Jerusalem.
Pope Urban II
1095 he responded to the Byzantine Empire by proclaiming the beginning of the crusades.
stated purpose of capturing the Holy Land from the Muslims and holding it for Christendom
Muslims that Europe battled in the crusades
simple farmers began to revolt but with the Turks being experienced warriors, destroyed the Europeans.
1096-1099/ Within a year they captured the Asia Minor for the Byzantine Empire and took Jerusalem in 1099.
Four little kingdoms
`Kingdom of Jerusalem, Country of Tripoli, Principality of Antioch, and the Country of Edessa
responded after the Muslims took the Country of Edessa (1147-1149)
Bernard of Clairvaux
called on upon the pope to preach of the need for Europeans to take up the cross again
Louis VII and Conrad III
persuaded by the preaching of Bernard and were the two of Europe's most powerful monarchs of the day and lead the crusade
Muslim leader and renowned sultan of Egypt
Happened after the fall of Jerusalem accomplished only the agreement of the European control of the Holy Land(1189-1192)
English king that joined his French and German counterparts to lead what is remembered as the "Crusade of Kings"
German king that drowned in Asia minor, prompting most of his soldiers to return home
French king that led his men back to Europe after a minor victory for the crusaders at the seaport of Acre on the coast of Palestine
Richard I nickname
Coeur de Lion which means Lion-Hearted was given to him for his heroic exploits in Palestine.
(1202-1204) never reached the Holy Land but instead plundered Constantinople, a city of Christendom
occurred in 1212 when fanatical preaching instigated about 30,000 French children to march on the Holy Land
new towns that sprang up beside fortresses
Those living in these new communities
the class between the nobility and the peasants was given rise thanks to burgs
brought together merchants from many lands
an early form of trade unionism, consisted of voluntary associations among merchants, artisans, and craftsmen
a confederation of northern German towns formed during the 13th century and eventually embracing some 85 cities.
a low -lying region located in western Belgium, just across the English Channel from the British Isles.
leading banking family who ruled Florence, Italy and influenced European politics and economics from the 1300s until the 1700s.
Black Death, Positive effects for the Crusade, Trade routes
Archetectual style used thick, massive walls and small windows with rounded arches.
Archeticture had tall walls with many pointed windows
Gothic archecticure used here
growing need for men with special training in such professions as law and medicine led to the founding of these
first medieval university was center for the study of medicine
Where John Wycliffe was an official
gained great prestige with programs in theology, law, medicine, and philoosophy
Oldest German university
Medival curriculum was cut into two parts
trivium- consisting of grammer, rhetoric and logic
quarivium- composed of arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy
an attempt to synthesize Greek philosophy with Romanism
Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham
Two great scholastics
Thomas Aquinas- known as "Dumb Ox" speaked slowly but had a brilliant mind
William of Ockham- brilliant mind at Oxford
denied the totality of man's sinful nature and his dependence upon God for everything
The most outstanding scholar at Oxford university during the 14th century/ began the first translation of the Bible into English
Followers of John Wycliffe were called this
John Wycliffe is known as
"Morning Star of the Reformation
Where John Huss saw the light
a Dutch contemporeary of John Wycliffe who organized the Brethren of the Common Life
The Canterburg Tales
Enthusiam for classical Greek and Latin lituratue sprang up in Itlay
subjects such as history, grammar, rhetoric, and poetry
"Father of Humanism"'
First great writer of prose in a modern language
Wrote The Prince
people who use their own money to support the arts
Changed the art of painting in the 14th century
moasaccio and Botticelli
followed Giotto's footsteps to reach new heights in realistic painting
Ghiberti, Donatello, Verrocchio
captured the likeness of reality in stone and metal
Leonardo da Vinci
Personified the era's new ideal of man Renaissance man/ painted Mona Lisa and Last Supper
painted Sistine Madonna and The School of Athens
the greatest Italian lyric poet of the 16th century/ Sistine Chapel, David and Moses
invented the movable-type printing press about 1440.
1456, first Gutenberg bible was published