Middle Age Vocabulary Test
Terms in this set (23)
a sickness caused by bites from fleas on rats
religion where people follow the teachings of Jesus
written agreement (between king and vassal)
8 attempts by Christian volunteers to free the holy land from Seljuk Turks who were Muslim
the spreading of new ideas to other places
the end of classical civilizations; an era of repression and enlightenment from 500-1000 A.D.
A ceremony when a squire completes his training and is proclaimed a "Man at Arms" - A knight.
the system of trading protection for loyalty
the area around Jerusalem important for Christians
the religion of Muslims, based on belief in 1 God/Allah
time of Middle Ages in Europe from 500-1500 A.D.
The document that English nobles forced King John to approve in 1215, limiting the king's power and protecting the rights of the people.
a strong central government with laws, single ruler, language, customs and a standing army
medieval gentleman- soldier raised by a sovereign to privileged military status
a man of high rank in feudal society, owns a manor
a large block of land made up of forests, meadows, a church, a village, and the castle of noble who owned it all
a follower of Muhammad and Islam
a boy who acted as knight's or ceremonially employed as an attendant at court
the leader of the Christian Church based in Rome
peasant farmers who worked the nobles land and were tied to the land of that noble
young man's 2nd training step to become a knight
someone who pays rent to a landowner
noble who agrees to perform service for the king in time of war in exchange for use of the land