Role is something that plays a part in a process.
Establish is to start or to bring something to existence.
Fjord is a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes.
Missionaries are people who are sent by a religious group.
Concordat is an agreement between the pope and the ruler of a country.
Europess seas and rivers provided protection as well as possiblilities for trade.
Europe has many mountain ranges.
By A.D. 500 Western Europe had divided into many Germanic kingdoms.
The franks settled in France and western Germany.
Monks and monasteries provided schools and hospitals.