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For over a millennium in Europe society was based on a complex - and at times contradictory - set of relationships between lords and vassals that was know as feudalism. Stretching from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the modern age, life was dictated by your social status.
Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ Barbarian invasions and fall of the Roman Empire
♦ The Legacy of the Franks on feudalism
♦ Warlords and Mercenaries
♦ Kings and Lords
♦ The Role of the Knight Class
♦ Code of Chivalry
♦ Serfs and Peasants
♦ The Role of the Church
This class takes approximately 90-minutes. There are four links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~13 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
Check out the entire Middle Ages series!
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Middles Ages
Lesson 2: The Franks: Clovis to Charlemagne (coming soon)
Lesson 3: Anglo-Saxon England
Lesson 4: The Vikings (coming soon)
Lesson 5: The Feudal System
Lesson 6: The Church in the Middle Ages
Lesson 7: The Normans
Lesson 8: Rise of Islam
Lesson 9: The Crusades
Lesson 10: Gothic Cathedrals and Architecture (coming soon)
Lesson 11: Scottish Wars of Independence
Lesson 12: The Hundred Years War
Lesson 13: Society in the Late Middle Ages (coming soon)
Corresponding Movie Guides
• The Dark Ages
• Islam Empire of Faith Part 2
• The Black Plague