the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the west (470) and the beginning of the European Renaissance in the 1400s. This period is also known as "Medieval."
a political system and a social system where by a powerful lord would offer "protection" in return for "service"
peasants on a manor; they were bound to the land; they were not slaves who could be bought and sold—still they were not free
the medieval knight's code of ideal behavior, including bravery, loyalty, and respect for women
A poet or musician who traveled around and entertained people with songs about chivalry and courtly love.
The region of present-day Israel; includes the city of Jerusalem, which is a holy city to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
a series of military expeditions in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Westrn European Christians to reclain control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims
a group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity
This document was signed by King John in 1215. It was the first document that limited the power of the government.
a council of lords, clergy, and common people that advised the English king on government matters