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Middle Ages

World History

Shell Raines

on 15 November 2012

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Feudal Life Religion Social Structure Middle Ages By: Nichele Raines In the Middle Ages people would build their small communities around the central lord or master for defensive protection and safety.
In return for living on his land a lord offered protection to the serfs.
important nobles got granted land or fief During the Middle Ages, in Europe, the Catholic Church was the only church, and had its own laws. There were church leaders, such as bishops and archbishops were on the king's council and had leading roles in government.
Bishops were often wealthy and came from a noble family. Bishops ruled over groups called "diocese". http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/feudal.html
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/feudalism-pyramid.htm Homes Most medieval homes were cold, damp, and dark. On occasions it was warmer and lighter outside the home. For security windows had shutters that were closed at nighttime or for bad weather. Windows allowed people to look out but not in. Clothing Most People wore wool clothing made of linen. Signs of wealth usually came from bright clothing, better materials and longer jacket length Health As populations increased, hygiene conditions worsened. Unlike today, the medical knowledge was very limited, meaning no antibiotics. Europe didn't have a health system in medieval times. Entertainment During the Middle Ages, people went to drama productions for entertainment. Some of the plays were based on the Bible, stories of Jonah and the whale, Noah and his ark, and Daniel in the lion's den. Daily Life Medieval Women Weapons Jobs dictated the quality of life during the Middle ages. life may have been busy, but the daily life consisted of entertainment. Entertainment was music, sports and games. The Pope
the bishop were the highest rank. Then came the arch bishop
and the arch deacon. Following them came the
abbot and the prior Lastly the two lowest,
Deans and Monks In the Middle Ages, women
were dependent on their roles and statuses. All women were expected to be subservient to men in their family. The weapons consisted of:
ballista, mangonel, battering
rams, trebughers, catapult,
and siege towers. Sources
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