Chapter 10 Reading Guide: Western Europe 1. What was the manorial system? What purpose did it serve? 2. What was the role of the Catholic Church? 3. Who was Charlemagne? 4. How was the power of government limited? 5. What changes in Christian theology began to occur during this time? 6. How did the rise of universities affect religion, society, and learning? 7. What accomplishments in art and literature were there? 8. What changes were happening in rural life around 800? 9. How did the status and role of women change?