5.1 Lords and vassals

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5.1 Lords and vassals
Lesson goals:
How Charlemagne became a powerful king and emperor of a large empire.
You can explain the feudal system

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What do you know
about the Middle Ages?

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important terms
Duke: High noble title
Count: high noble title
Vassal: Nobleman who rules a territory by order of a lord.
Lord: Monarch or high nobleman who lets a territory be ruled by a vassal
Feudal system:polity with lords and vassals
polity: the way a country is ruled

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The collapse of Rome

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800:Pope Leo III crowns Charlemagne emperor.

On the next slide you'll see four images of that event.
which of them is contemporary (from Charlemagnes time)?

Compare the four images: what do you learn about the coronation? Write down a few words in your notebook.

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Charlemagne, successor of Rome

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Europe after the Romans
Less people and trade
Few roads

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Charlemagne traveled a lot and lived in multiple cities. (Nijmegen, Aken).
Nobles helped him ruling the empire.

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The feudal system/feudalism
All the land is owned by the lord
Lord lends land to vassal.
Vassal rules the land, is judge and must give soldiers
Vassal vows loyalty
In exchange the vassal has income from the land

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