Name: World History Early Middle Ages Review Sheet Europe After the fall of the Western Roman Empire (remember the Eastern Roman Empire survived as the Byzantines) How did civilization decline? Charlemagne Background – Spreading of Christianity— Accomplishments— The Vikings From?— Culture— Impact of Europe— Other facts— Europe after Charlemagne’s death? Invasions— Safety?— Powerful Governments?— Meaning of term “Middle Ages”— The government of feudalism Fiefs— Exchange of fiefs?— Kings— Lords— Vassals (what does the term mean?)— Knights— Serfs/Peasants— Castles— The economic system of manorialism Where were all goods produced? What did every manor need? Why did system come about? The life of a serf or peasant Difference between serf and peasant? Details about the life of a serf or peasant? The life of a knight Training? Chivalry? Armor? Tournaments?