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9 terms

Western Civ.- Chap. 8

Early Middle Ages
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tithe
1/10 of ones earnings
scriptoria
writing rooms; where monks copied the works of the Christian Bible and Classical Latin authors
monogamy
used to stabilize marriages, so church began this emphasis
nuclear family
household made up of a mother, father, and children
vassalage
warriors swore an oath of loyalty to their leader; fought for their chief and in turn took care of their needs
fief
the land or some other type of income granted to a vassal in return for their military service
manor
an agriculture estate operated by a lord and worked by peasants
serfs
not like slaves; could not be sold or bought. they were subservient to their lords services, pay rents, and be subject to the Lord's jurisdiction
demesne
the land retained by the lord