Medieval Europe Ch. 2 Vocabulary

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Christianity

the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus

Charlemagne

the leader of the Franks from 768 to 814 C.E., who unified most of the Christian lands of Europe into a single empire

feudalism

the economic and political system of medieval Europe in which people exchanged loyalty and labor for a lord's protection

fief

land granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and service

serf

a peasant who could not leave the lord's land on which he or she was born and worked

chivalry

the medieval knight's code of ideal behavior, including bravery, loyalty, and respect for women

excommunication

removing someone's membership to a church

salvation

the removal of the penalties of sin

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