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Clovis was the 1st Germanic ruler to accept what?
Catholocism
What was the name given to early Frankish leaders?
Merovingian Rulers
What was the title given to local governmental officials?
Counts
Who were the raiders from Scandanavia?
Vikings
What is a system of government based upon the giving of land ton nobles in exchange for loyalty & military aid?
Feudalism
Estates consisting of lands w/ peasants were known as what?
Fiefs
A noble who served a lord of the next higest rank was known as what?
Vassal
Ties between nobles were maid official in what solemn ceremony?
Homage
Mock battles between knights to entertain & showcase various skills were known as what?
Tournaments
Following charlemagne's death his empire was divided into 3 regions by what treaty?
Treaty of Verdun
A decline in civilization prior to the middle ages is known as what?
Dark Ages
A code of conuct stressing courteous behavior, bravery, & respect, was known as what?
Chivalry
A system of agricultural production whoch was the focal point of European economic life was known as what?
Manorialism
Political power, for a time, shifted from the kings to who?
Mayor of the Place
Moat, keep, bailey, & other areas were a part of what?
Castle
Peasants who were bound to the manor & worked in the fields were known as what?
Serfs
Royal messengers who inspected the kingdom on behalf of their emporerer were known as what?
Missi Dominici
Who was the defender of Pope Leo III, Alcuin's employer, & Pepin the Short's son?
Charlemagne
Poems & stories about the Vikings were known as what?
Eddas & Sagas
What is also known as the medieval period?
Middle Ages