The Middle Ages - TheMiddleAges Clovis Barbarian Charlemagne Feudalism Vassal ServanttotheLord (Fief Lord Topoffeuda

The Middle Ages - TheMiddleAges Clovis Barbarian...

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The Middle Ages Clovis Barbarian  Converted to Christianity  Charlemagne United most of Europe through series of wars Feudalism Gov’t based on hierarchy of status Vassal  Servant to the Lord  Military assistance in exchange for protection and land of their own (Fief)  Lord Top of feudalism  Peasant (Serf) Worked the land  Gave a portion of the food to the Vassal in exchange for protection Lord > Vassal > Serf Knight Highly trained soldier Usually a vassal Fought for the lord Chivalry Unwritten code of conduct that knights follow Changes in Medieval Society Church gained more power

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