12 terms

Middle Ages/Renaissance Terms

STUDY
PLAY
FEUDAL SYSTEM
the relationship between lords and vassals
PLAGUE/BLACK DEATH
a deadly disease that swept through Europe
THE CRUSADES
a series of wars between Christians and Muslims
MAGNA CARTA
document listing rights that the king could not ignore
HERESY
religious ideas that oppose church teachings
TOPOGRAHPY
the shape and elevation of land in a region
EXCOMMUNICATE
to cast out from the church
PARLIAMENT
the highest lawmaking body
RENAISSANCE
means "Rebirth"; a period that followed the Middle Ages
FEDERALISM
the sharing of power between local and central governments
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
wrote over 30 plays, including "Romeo and Juliet"
CHARLEMAGNE/CHARLES THE GREAT
one of Medieval Europe's most famous Kings; he introduced a learning center and established "trial by jury"
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