Flashcards in Unit 8 Medieval Deck (16)
Define Middle Ages
The period between the Fall of Rome and the start of the Italian Renaissance.
Synonyms for the Middle Ages
The Dark Ages, and Medieval Times
Characteristics for the Middle Ages
The fall of centralized government and the rise of Christianity as an institution.
Four church fathers
Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great
First Frankish King, founder of Merovingian Dynasty, Converted to Christianity because of his wife, and started tradition of dividing up land to sons
Dynasty that ruled parts of Europe
Charles “the Hammer” Martel
The defender of Christianity, grandfather of Charlemagne, father to Pepin the short
Battle of Tours
Stopped the Muslim advance into Europe
Pepin the Short
He is the son of Charles Martel, first of the dynasty to be a king
Father of Europe, "Charles the Great"
Responsible for the government and the churches
Pope Leo III, 800 AD
Crowns Charlemagne in 800 AD, Emperor
Inspectors appointed to oversee how Counts used authority
Organized Empire into 350 Counties
Wrote the Latin Vulgate Bible