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Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougal-Littell's
World History: Patterns of Interaction
The Age of Chivalry
Chapter 13, Section 3 Notes
I. Setting the Stage
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Constant fighting between nobles fragmented
society
They fought to:
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Defend their land
Seize new land
Increase wealth
Prized combat skills
New code of behavior that guided actions of
warriors
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
II. Knights: Warriors on Horseback
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Soldiers on horseback
thought to be very
valuable in combat
Learned from Muslim
cavalry
Charles Martel started
Frankish troops of
armed horsemen
called Knights
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
III. Technology of Warfare Changes
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Leather saddles and stirrups
changed warfare in 700s
Saddle: kept warrior in seat
 Stirrups: helped him ride and
handle heavier weapons
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Mounted knights were most
important part of army with
their warhorses
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
IV. Warrior’s Role in Feudal Society
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For lords to defend their
lands, they raised private
armies of Knights
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turn, they rewarded
Knights with land, fiefs,
wealth
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Knight’s main obligation:
serve in battle
 40
days of combat a year
 Training, wrestling, hunting
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
V. Knighthood and the Code of Chivalry
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Need to show courage and loyalty
1100s: CODE OF CHIVALRY: a complex set of
ideals, demanded that a knight fight bravely in
defense of 3 masters:
 Earthly
Feudal Lord
 His Heavenly Lord
 His Chosen Lady
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He protected the weak/poor
Characteristics: loyal, brace, courteous
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
VI. A Knight’s Training
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At 7- sons of nobles were sent off to castle of another
lord to be trained to be a knight…
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At 14- reached rank of squire
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Called a Page- he waited on hosts and started practicing
fighting
Servant to a knight
At 21- became a Knight
Traveled for 1-2 years
 Fought local wars
 Participated in TOURNAMENTS- combined recreations with
combat training
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Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
VII. Brutal Reality of Warfare
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1100s: massive walls
and guard towers
encircled stone
castles
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Made as a fortressdesigned for
defense
Castle home to
Lord/Lady, Knights,
men-at-arms,
servants
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
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Strategies for
war:
 Poured
boiling
water/hot
oil/molten lead
on enemy
soldiers
 Expert archers
on roof
 Trebuchet
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Made By Fatmeh Reda: Information from Chapter 13 of McDougalLittell's World History: Patterns of Interaction
VIII. The Literature of Chivalry
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Downplayed brutality of knighthood/war
Idealized castle life; glorified
knighthood/chivalry/tournaments/battles
Epic Poetry:
Recounted hero’s deeds/adventures
 The Song of Roland: Charlemagne’s knights fighting Muslims
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Love Poems/Songs
Knight’s duties to ladies as important as to lord
 TROUBADOURS- traveling poets/musicians
 Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of England- very popular
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IX. Women’s Role in Feudal society
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Women: powerless and thought inferior to men
 View
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of the Church
Noblewomen
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inherit land, defend castle, send knights to war on
lord’s request
 Activities in the home or convent; educated
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Peasant Women
 Performed
endless labor at home and in fields, bore
children, took care of families, household tasks
 Poor, powerless, uneducated
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Slide 2- http://www.riddy.co.uk/Graphics/KnightOnHorse.JPG
Slide 3- http://ospreyknight.com/images/images-lifestyle/horses.jpg
Slide 4- http://www.britishbattles.com/100-years-war/crecy/charge-frenchknights.jpg
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Slide 7- http://www.knight-test.aspery.com.au/images/images-lifestyle/knightchivalry.jpg
Slide 7- http://www.nobility-association.com/crusades2.JPG
Slide 7- http://gerrirussell.net/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2010/03/GODSPEED.jpg
Slide 9- http://www.teachnet.ie/mmorrin/norman/images/joust.jpg
Slide 9- http://www.crestock.com/images/900000-909999/906094-xs.jpg
Slide 9- http://www.linneaheinrichs.com/images/Knights-Joust.JPG
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