The Rise of Europe Why did Europe Decline? Collapse of the Western Roman Empire (476) Invasions by Germanic Tribes: (Name some) Trade, travel, towns and learning decreased Germanic kingdoms carved up a once united Empire G.R.A.P.E.S
Roman Empire no longer unified vast regions based on government, trade & commerce, culture, education, and arts.
Warrior King of the Franks who converted to Christianity (496 A.D.)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
St. Francis of Assisi
Leader of the Franks in the battle of Tours where his Christian warriors defeat Muslim invaders (732 A.D.)
Emperor who united much of Western Europe into a Christian kingdom.Crowned Roman Emperor in 800 A.D.
Eleanor of Aquitaine:
politically influential wife of King Louis VII of France and later King Henry II of England, an mother of King Richard, the Lion-heart
monk who installed the Benedictine Rule for monastic life
St. Francis of Assisi:
founder of the Franciscan order of friars
A Revival of Trade which leads to
A growth of Towns and the Middle Class.Rise of Town and the Middle Class