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Middle Ages Charlemagne (Charles the Great) - Pepin III’s son; crowed Emperor of the Romans by the Pope; tried to revive the old Roman Empire. After his death the Empire was divided up by his sons and was never reunited. Leader of the Franks. Set up first schools. Pepin (the Short) III- Lead Franks; defend the Pope when he was under attack; he allied with the Pope. Feudalism- A system in which kings and powerful nobles granted land to other nobles in return for loyalty, military assistants, and other services. Serfs- Bound to land and forbidden to leave it. Peasants- Came with land and did work. Church Hierarchy- Church preformed modern government functions; members of clergy were ranked; bottom was parish priest, the bishop, then archbishop, and then the Pope and his curia, or council. Sacraments- A set of special ceremonies established by the church to get a blessing from God. St. Benedict- established a set of rules to govern life in the monastery; a.k.a. The Benedictine Rules. Canon Law- code of law for the church.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Dr.dolittle during the Spring '08 term at Cedarville.

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