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22 terms

110-130 vocab

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archipelago
group of islands in an expanse of water
arable
land that is fit for farming, fertile
ethnocentrism
prejudice based on the premise that one's own culture or way of life is superior to all other people cultures or ways of life
homogeneous culture
one type of people making up a culture
lord
A rich land owner who ruled a great feudal estate
vassal
A holder of land under feudal agreements; also a humble servant
fief
Land owned by a lord given to a vassal in return for a service
knight
A man who received honor and land in exchange for serving a lord as a soldier.
serf
a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
chivalry
Code of conduct for knights during the Middle Ages
manor
A large estate, often including farms and a village, ruled by a lord.
Clergy
A body of officials who perform religious services, such as priests, ministers or rabbis.
Sacrament
something considered to have sacred significance
tithe
church tax
lay investiture
The appointment of bishops and abbots by secular rulers, often in exchange for temporal protection.
canon law
Church law
monastry
religious community where monks live and work.
Crusade
a strong movement to advance a cause or idea
Gothic
of the middle ages
Simony
the selling of Church offices
Reconquista
The effort by Christian leaders to drive the Muslims out of Spain, lasting from the 1100s until 1492.
Inquisition
church court set up to stamp out heresy