6. This Medieval scholar taught that the authority of the Bible was higher than that of the pope. This stance ultimately cost him his life when he was burned at the stake in 1415. 2 words
8. Area of a monastery where religiously significant objects are safeguarded or displayed.
9. An artistic style of expression that develops in the Gallic region of what was once the Roman Empire (Gaul). Presently, it’s the area of Europe where France and Germany are.
10. Justification for the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome over all other Christian clergymen. 2 words
12. The sector of society and personal lifestyle that is removed from religion.
15. A member of the Church, including Priest, Bishop, and Cardinal.
19. A successful military campaign conducted on the Iberian peninsula from the High to Late Middle Ages with the expressed goal of expanding Catholic Christian territory at the expense of Muslim controlled territory. (Spanish word)
20. This Englishman preached that Jesus Christ, not the pope, was the true head of the Church. He was much offended by the worldliness and wealth many clergy displayed. 2 words
22. An architectural design often applied to church buildings. From above, it resembles a cross.
24. A conceptual understanding of the Christian community as a kingdom.
25. A significant Medieval Church theologian. In his “Summa Theologiae”, he incorporated Classical Greek logic to support Church teachings. 3 words
27. The split (1054) between the Roman Catholic Church of the West (Rome) and the Eastern Orthodox Church of the East (Constantinople). 2 words
28. A task of religious significance that all observant Catholics are expected to achieve within their lifetime.
1. An area within a monastery where monks can contemplate, pray, and tend gardens.
2. The pope who calls for the first Western-led crusade in 1092-1093.
3. This 6th C. monk established one of the earliest monastic orders. He was an Abbot and wrote a popular set of rules to organize monasteries. 2 words
4. In Medieval Europe, a military campaign with religiously inspired goals.
5. A complex of structures that served as centers for religious communities beginning in the Early Middle Ages. They were homes for monks and contributed to ‘fixing’ moving populations.
7. Area of a monastery where church objects made of precious metals are safeguarded.
10. That which is of, or associated with, the office of the Pope.
11. The selling of Church ‘offices’.
13. The Infallibility of the Pope is directly connected to this title, which reveals the Pope’s Earthly role on behalf of Jesus. 3 words
14. An empire that develops in Central Europe during the High Middle Ages and inherits the Frankish bonds with the Church. These bonds were started by Clovis, strengthened by Pepin the Short, and expanded by Charlemagne. 3 words
16. The act of awarding a Church ‘office’ by a non-clergyman (Ex.: King). 2 words
17. A venerated object used by, owned by, or part of, a religiously significant figure of the past.
18. Rules within the Roman Catholic Church carrying the weight of ‘Religious Law’. 2 words
21. An office within the Medieval Church tasked to identify and ameliorate heresies. Then, it consisted of Friars from the Dominican Order tasked to ‘Inquire’ about activities or teachings that were not in accord with official Church doctrine. Today, that office is called the “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”.
23. A prescribed quantity to donate on a routine basis to the Church.
26. The secular and non-secular head of a monastery.
2. This group, though normally not expected to be warriors, still satisfied feudal obligations that their land ownership placed on them. They may have acquired this land via inheritance.
4. Land granted to a vassal by a lord in return for loyalty (fealty) and service.
7. The title granted to the person who has the most land in Feudal Europe, excluding clergyman. As the feudal system evolves over the centuries, the title becomes inherited, regardless of land quantity.
10. This is a type of feudal investiture involving Church offices and performed by someone who is not a clergyman. 2 words
12. An estate from which a lord’s family gained its livelihood. It was the economic heart of Feudalism.
13. A person who earns a living via agriculture. Often, they are poor.
15. A socio-economic system based on land ownership. Bonds of loyalty/ service are formed from such ownership.
16. This group, though normally not expected to be warriors, still satisfied feudal responsibilities that their land ownership placed on them, including fighting. The Church was the largest landowner in Feudal Europe and thus added feudal obligations to the tasks of this group.
1. The ability to provide for all your basic needs, locally, without depending on external trade networks. 2 words
3. A ritual that symbolically confirms an agreement via the exchange of objects for service.
5. This Viking leader became vassal to a King from Western Europe in one of the earliest examples of a feudal investiture ceremony/ ritual.
6. Feudal European warrior.
8. In one of the earliest investiture ceremonies, between a Viking and a European king, this fief was granted. Its modern name evolved from it being known as the “Northmen’s Land” (Land of the Normans).
9. One who is bound in loyalty and service to a lord as a result of the investiture ceremony.
11. The Manorial village/ town evolved into an commercially active site over time. It was the home and work area for this group of skilled craftsmen.
14. Most peasants were classified as this in Feudal Europe. Though not slaves, they and their children were ‘tied’ to the land they toiled over.
Pu03d_Viking Invasions/ Migrations
Pu03d_Viking Migrations/ Invasions
4. This ‘northmen’, true to his sailing heritage, sails west and establishes settlements as far as Greenland. His red hair earns him the moniker- “The Red.”
7. This ‘northman’ continued the westward voyages of his father. Eventually, his exploratory voyages reached the North American continent.
8. This was a main target of the ‘northmen’ since they often housed gold and silver objects and were poorly defended.
10. Unlike the Germanic peoples of Western Europe, the ‘northmen’ never had contact with the Romans and thus were still this.
11. This was a Northman sword that was a metallurgical (technological) marvel for that time period. It was a weapon made of high-quality steel, thus it remained sharp longer with reduced chipping/ breakage.
1. The Northmen were this, culturally, since the sea was vital for survival and quality of life.
2. The ‘northmen’ found themselves converting to this faith as part of negotiated peace treaties (including Investiture Ceremonies) with European kingdoms.
3. This group, from the Nordic countries, begins a series of raids, starting in 793, against Christian Europe, and lasting for ~150 years. This, of course, is NOT what they called themselves.
5. When this changed in the late 8th C., it probably contributed to the ‘northmen’ migration/ invasion waves that was to follow.
6. These were the ‘pride’ of the ‘northmen’ raiders. With these, Europe’s interior became as vulnerable as the coasts.
9. The ‘northmen’ were predominantly occupied with this activity when not involved in raids or exploration.
Pu03d_Early Middle Ages
1. This modern Western European nation covers a large portion of the former Frankish kingdom during it’s height, but it doesn’t contain the Frankish capital city.
4. This ancient tradition of inheritance was ignored by Louis the Pious’s sons resulting in the fracturing of the Frankish kingdom in the 9th C.
6. This type of script was developed in monasteries during the rule of Charles the Great. It introduced a few innovations in the way script is composed.
7. A period in European history marking the transition from the Classical Age to the Modern Age (Renaissance). 2 words
10. During the ‘Dark’ Ages, populations in these areas shrink drastically.
11. This empire was the surviving (Eastern) portion of the original Roman Empire. It would last until 1454.
12. This modern Western European nation is home to the former capital city of the Frankish kingdom.
14. This civilization acted as a central unifying authority in Western Europe for approximately 500 years prior to the Medieval Period.
1. This ‘Barbarian’ group contributed to the collapse of the Western portion of the Roman Empire. Their warriors were equipped with a small battle axe.
2. ‘Charles the Great’ of the Carolingian dynasty.
3. The first Frankish king to convert to Catholicism (though he was already a follower of another Christian sect; 6th C.).
5. Capital city of the Frankish kingdom at it’s height.
6. One of two ruling/ dynastic families of the Frankish kingdom. It was the family of the first Frankish kings.
8. Pepin the Short gets crowned by this religious figure. The act, politically and symbolically, bound Christian monarchs in Western Europe to the Church for centuries.
9. This town gave its name to the treaty that settled the inheritance dispute between Charlemagne’s grandsons. Centuries later, this city is the site of a famous WWII siege.
13. A tribal-based ethnic group. Among these Germanic peoples we would include the Franks.
A03_HGS-An Age of Exchange and Encounter 500 to 1500 CE (Ch.12 – Ch.15)
Along with class lessons and activities, these assignments for Ch.12 – Ch.15 will help us address these essential questions…
- How did the development of kingdoms and empires in East Asia help spread religions, culture, trade, and technological innovations?
- What political and economic systems emerged in the Middle Ages and how was the Church a unifying force?
- What religious, economic, and political events led to the development of Western Europe?
- How did early African societies develop from hunting-gathering groups into empires?
- Religious & Ethical Systems
- Empire Building
- Cultural Interaction
- Power & Authority
- Interaction with the Environment
Use the World History: Patterns of Interaction (POI) textbook to complete the assignment below.
Refer to the course calendar to acquire due dates and other instructions.
Write complete sentences as you describe the historical significance of the term, name, or phrase. Your description must relate specifically to the chapter’s historical content & context (Time, Place, Circumstance).
When submitting this assignment as a digital file, be sure to follow these steps:
-If you hand-wrote the assignment, scan the paper and convert to a digital file (PDF).
-If you are typing, convert the file into a PDF file using the same program you typed with.
-There are four assignments in Unit03: A03c to A03f, representing the four chapters we’ll address. Please submit each assignment as a separate file. Label each file in the format: 2-digit Pd#_LastNameFirstName-A03# (Example: 09_SmithJohn-A03c). Remember, when labeling files, an ‘O’ is NOT a Zero ‘0’. ‘O’ is a letter and Zero ‘0’ is a number.
Empires In East Asia (600 to 1350 CE)
Terms, Names, Phrases
-Genghis Khan (Chinggis San)
European Middle Ages 500 – 1500 CE
Terms, Names, Phrases
-Holy Roman Empire
The Formation of Western Europe 800 – 1500 CE
Terms, Names, Phrases
-Richard I (the Lion-Hearted)
-William the Conqueror
-Hundred Years’ War
-Joan of Arc
Societies and Empires of Africa – 800 to 1500 CE
Terms, Names, Phrases