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MIDDLE AGES!!!!
World History Vocabulary: Chapter 7
The Rise of Europe, 500 - 1300
Section 1:
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Clovis – a warrior king of the Franks who established a kingdom in Western Europe after the fall of the
Roman empire
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medieval – the culture of the Middle Ages
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Franks – a Germanic tribe that conquered present-day France and neighboring lands in the 400s
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Charles Martel – a Frankish leader who rallied warriors to push Muslims out of France
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battle of Tours – a battle in which Christians stopped the Muslim advance into Western Europe
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Charlemagne – the grandson of Charles Martel; he briefly united Western Europe when he built an
empire stretching across France and Germany
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Magyars – nomadic people who overran Eastern Europe and parts of Western Europe after A.D. 900
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Vikings – farmers and expert sailors from Scandinavia who raided European river towns starting in the
late 700s
Section 2:
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feudalism – a loosely organized system of rule in which powerful local lords divided their landholdings
among lesser lords
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vassal – a lesser lord in the system of feudalism
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feudal contract – an exchange of pledges that created the political and economic relationship between
lords and vassals
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fief – an estate
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knight – a mounted warrior
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tournament – a mock battle fought by knights
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chivalry – a code of conduct adopted by knights which required them to be brave, loyal, and true to
their word
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troubadour – a wandering musician
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manor – a lord’s estate
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serf – peasant on a manor
Section 3:
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sacrament – a sacred right of the Church
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Benedictine Rule – regulations for monastic life created by a monk named Benedict and used by
monasteries and convents across Europe
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secular – nonreligious; having to do with the worldly, rather than the religious
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papal supremacy – authority of the pope over all secular rulers, including kings and emperors
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canon law – the body of laws developed by the Church
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excommunication – the penalty of throwing someone out of the Church and forbidding them from
receiving sacraments or a Christian burial
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interdict – an order excluding an entire town, region, or kingdom from receiving most sacraments and
Christian burial
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friar – a monk who, rather than living in a monastery, traveled and preached to the poor
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St. Francis of Assisi – a wealthy Italian who gave up his comfortable life and founded the first order of
friars
Section 4:
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charter – a written document that set out the rights and privileges of a town
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capital – money for investment
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partnership – a group of merchants who pooled their funds to finance a large-scale venture
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tenant farmer – a farmer who paid rent for his land
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middle class – a new social class ranked between nobles and peasants
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guild – an association of merchants or artisans
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apprentice – a trainee
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journeyman – a salaried worker
World History Vocabulary: Chapter 7
The Rise of Europe, 500 - 1300
Section 1:
•
Clovis
•
medieval
•
Franks
•
Charles Martel
•
battle of Tours
•
Charlemagne
•
Magyars
•
Vikings
Section 2:
•
feudalism
•
vassal
•
feudal contract
•
fief
•
knight
•
tournament
•
chivalry
•
troubadour
•
manor
•
serf
Section 3:
•
sacrament
•
Benedictine Rule
•
secular
•
papal supremacy
•
canon law
•
excommunication
•
interdict
•
friar
•
St. Francis of Assisi
Section 4:
•
charter
•
capital
•
partnership
•
tenant farmer
•
middle class
•
guild
•
apprentice
•
journeyman