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Power and Society in the Early  Middle Ages
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Questions: 1. What were the 9 th- century invasions and how did they impact Western Europe? 2. What was the social order of Europe in the early Middle Ages? 3. What was feudalism? How was it a reaction to the fragmentation of authority? 4. What was manorialism? What was life like on a medieval manor?
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Introduction: Charlemagne succeeded by his son Louis the  Pious in 814 843 Treaty of Verdun divides empire into 3 parts:  Western (France); Eastern (Germany); Central  (weak and fragments) Disintegration of Carolingian Empire hastened by  9th century invasions of Vikings, Magyars, and  Muslims
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9 th Century Invasions
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Vikings From Norway, Denmark, Sweden Shared language, but independent bands Highly skilled seamen Pagans 876 settlement in England: “Danegeld”, end of 9 th settled in Northern France 911 Rollo converts to Christianity
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Originally nomadic steppe people in Central
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