Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.10e - Feudalism and the Manor System

The student will apply social science skills to understand Western Europe during the Middle Ages from about 500 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) in terms of its impact on Western civilization by

e) evaluating and explaining the development of feudalism and the manor system.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The decline of Roman influence in Western Europe left people with little protection against invasion, so they entered into feudal agreements with landholding lords who promised them protection.

ESSENTIALS

Invasions shattered Roman protection over the Empire.


Feudalism emerged gradually between the fall of the Western Roman Empire (fifth century) and the collapse of the Carolingian Empire (tenth century).


Feudal society during the Middle Ages

 Fiefs

 Vassals

 Serfs

 Feudal obligations


Manorial system during the Middle Ages

 Rigid class structure

 Self-sufficient manors

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Germanic tribes (9a)

Medieval society (9a)

Roman Catholic Church (9a)

Secular (9a)

Monasteries (9a)

Missionaries (9a)

Parish priests (9a)

Feudal society (9a)

Fief (9b)

Vassal (9b)

Serfs (9b)

Manor (9b)

Manorial system (9b)

Holy Roman Empire (9c)

Amber (9d)

People

Charlemagne (9a,c)

Franks (9c)

Angles (9d)

Saxons (9d)

Magyars (9d)

Vikings (9d)

Places

Scandinavia (9d)

Hungary (9d)

Baltic Sea (9d)

Charlemagne’s Empire (9a,c)

Updated: May 17, 2018