SS vocab Medieval Times
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the third of the Islamic caliphates to rule the Islamic world; this period is considered the Islamic "Golden Age"
Black Death/ Bubonic Plague
a form of bubonic plague that spread over Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population
the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire in A.D. 476
men who performed the services of the church
emperor of Rome who following the fall of the Roman Empire made Constantinople the capital and encouraged the spread of Christianity
renamed by the Roman emperor Constantine, who made it the new capital of the Eastern Roman, or Byzantine Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)
a series of several military expeditions supported by the Catholic Church, to win the Holy Land back from the Seljuk Turks
a system of power in Europe during the Middle Ages, in which kings and queens had the most power, followed by nobles, knights, and peasants
the degree to which members of a group or groups are mutually reliant on the others
a supreme ruler in a feudal society who provided land to the lords
trained soldier who gave military service and loyalty to the king in exchange for land
a noble in the Middle Ages
a large estate, including farmland and villages held by a lord
meaning "of the Middle Ages"
one who reigns over a territory, usually for life and by hereditary right
a person who was bound to live and work on the land of a noble
Umayyad Caliphate (Sunnis)
second of the Islamic caliphates that argued that any truly religious Muslim man of Muhammad's tribe could lead the community.
in medieval Europe, a man who promised to be loyal to a lord, who in return gave him a share of the land, called a fief