Western Europe in the Middle Ages:. Medieval Europe. Justinian’s Code. Byzantine Law Code (529 AD) that influenced European laws The eastern Byzantine Empire carries on the Roman law while the western part of the empire goes through a period of lawlessness .
Named for Charles Martel (Carolus is Charles in Latin)
732 he turned back a Muslim army at the Battle of Tours. Muslims decided not to conquer past Spain
Charles Magnus (the Great)
Warriors/shipbuilders who robbed & sacked communities
-European leaders created Feudalism to protect themselves against the invaders