The Middle Ages
By: LeeAnn Mazzei
All about The Middle Ages!
Feudalism/ Manorialism Caste System (left) A Manor (right)
What is Manorialism? A manor was a district over which a lord had domain and could exercise certain rights and privileges. A manor would usually include a castle, moat,water source,food source,livestock,outhouses,mill,shops,recreational areas,church,housing,crop storage,wood source,women areas,dungeon,and wagons.
Who was the Pope? The pope was over the catholic church. He was so important, that he ruled above the Monarch (see caste system above). They were chosen by God, making them very holy.
Growth of the Cities
- Cities grew as trade grew
- They provided higher paying jobs
- People left their manors to go to the cities even though they were in poverty
- Towns were run by feudal lords originally
- Schools started to offer education to the average and not just the rich
- siege weapons for the Crusades
- Nautical Inventions
- Farming inventions
- Printing Press
- Clocks and timekeeping inventions
- more advanced armor
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1099- Invading Christians set up several Latin-Christian states
1204- relationships between the Crusaders and Christian Allies fade in the Byzantine Empire during the third Crusade
End of 13th century- rising Malmuk dynasty in Egypt provided the final reckoning for the Crusaders.