Medieval Key Terms

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Medeival

the age around 486 A.D also know as the Middle Age

serf

peasant of the Middle ages

Noble

a person of high rank by birth or title

Manor

A large estate, often including farms and a village, ruled by a lord.

Feudalism

government system where land was exhanged for loyalty and military support

Feudal Contract

an agreement between the Lord of a Manor and thier serfs. goods and labor are exchanged for protection and stability.

three field system

farmland divided into three equal-sized fields, in which crops were rotated

fallow

land left alone between growing seasons.

Dark Ages

term used to describe the early Middle Ages; no stability, no education

vassal

person granted land from a lord in return for services.

chivalry

a code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave, loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle.

guild

an organization of workers in a particular trade that sets prices and working conditions

apprentice

a person who is training under a "master" for a specific skill.

Charlemagne

Emperor of early Medieval Europe. Was crowned by the Pope.

FLying Buttresses

stone supports that stood outside the church

Romanesque

style of architecture- large, squat, heavy construction.

Gothic

style of architecture- tall, ornate, with flying butresses

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