Grant Vocab Quiz: pg. 158, 322, 327

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inflation

a drastic drop in the value of money coupled with a rise in prices

mercenary

a foreign soldier who fought for money

Diocletian

strong-willed army leader and Roman emperor who divided the Roman Empire

Constantinople

new name for the capital city of the Roman Empire after Constantine moved it

Alaric

the king of the Visigoths

Attila

the leader of the Huns

lord

in feudal Europe, a person who controlled land and could therefore grant estates to vassals

fief

in feudal Europe, an estate granted to a vassal by a lord

vassal

in feudal Europe, a person who received a grant of land from a lord in exchange for a pledge of loyalty and services

knight

in medieval Europe, an armored warrior who fought on horseback

serf

a medieval peasant legally bound to live on a lord's estate

manor

a land's estate in feudal Europe

tithe

a family's payment of one-tenth (10%) of its income to a church

chivalry

a code of behavior for knights in medieval Europe, stressing ideals such as courage, loyalty, and devotion

tournament

a mock battle between groups of knights

troubadour

a medieval poet and musician who traveled from place to place, entertaining people with songs of courtly love

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