14VikingsFeudalism

14VikingsFeudalism - Lecture Fourteen: The Vikings and...

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Lecture Fourteen: The Vikings and Feudalism Lecture Reading – Sherman, pages 223-237 I.Order Interrupted: Vikings and Other Invaders A.Charlemagne’s Descendants -Splits empire in 3, Charles the Bald, Lothair, Louis the German (West-East) 1.Empire is personal 2.Treaty of Verdun -Divides empire in 3 -Source of Linguistic differences -Middle empire is source of fighting 3.United Europe disappears 4.Lands more vulnerable to invasion -No central defenses B.New Invaders 1.Magyars -Hungarians feeling pressure from behind them -Absolutely attacking invasions -Eventually settle and convert to Christianity, but remain their own culture 2.Muslims -Pirates -Do not settle, continued violence 3.Northmen Germanic a)Farm and trade -Farming becomes less successful b)Germanic peoples -Settle on coasts c)Inflict much harm -Pillage, rape, and steal C.Viking Conquest 1.Western Explorations -Traveled to N. America, settle on Greenland and Iceland 2.N. American Settlement -Traded w/ N. American and were peaceful; then natives get angry and
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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14VikingsFeudalism - Lecture Fourteen: The Vikings and...

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