History Chapter 8

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Medieval

Referring to middle ages in Europe or period of history in between ancient and modern times

Frontier

Sparsely populated, undeveloped area on the outskirts of civilization

Missi Dominici

Agents of Emperor Charlemagne who traveled throughout the empire to check the conditions o fthe roads, listen to grievances, and see that justice was done

Curriculum

Formal course of study, based on Latin languages

Vassals

In Medieval Europe, lord who was granted land in exchange for service and loyalty for a greater lord

Feudalism

Loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord

Feudal Contract

Exchange of pledges between lords and vassals

Fief

In Middle Ages, an estate granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for service and loyalty

Knight

Noble in Europe, served as a mounted warrior for a lord in Middle Ages

Tournament

Mock battle in which knights would compete against one-another to show off fighting skills

Chivarly

Code of conduct for knights during Middle Ages

Troubadour

Wandering poet in Europe in Middle Ages

Manor

During Middle Ages in Europe, lord's estate, which included one or more villages and surrounding lands

Serfs

In Medieval Europe, peasant bound to lord's land

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