Early—(500-1000) Reorganization after fall of Rome
____________________-system of social relations (lords, serfs) based on land tenure that provided order and stability to the people of Europe. Obligation held society together and warfare was constant, but low level and personal. Feudalism organized Europe in a power vacuum where there was no
__________________________-the only authority that held Europe together was the Catholic Church. It was the most powerful force in Medieval society.