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Unit 5-Middle Ages
Terms in this set (20)
a ruler with unlimited power
Laws of the Byzantine empire based the twelve tables of Roman law, became a basis for laws in many European nations
a political and economic system based on land ownership and loyalty
A lord who is granted land in return for loyalty to a higher lord
land granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and service
exchange of pledges between lord and vassal
Code of conduct for knights during the Middle Ages
a large estate owned by a knight or lord
economic system of Middle Ages Europe that was based on agriculture (farming)
a person who does farm work for wealthy landowners
A person who is legally bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
sacred rites of the church
authority of medieval popes over all secular rulers
banned from the Roman Catholic church and from receiving sacraments
Schism of 1054
the split of the church between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox
A series of holy wars from 1096-1270 AD undertaken by European Christians to free the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from Muslim rule.
The effort by Christian leaders to drive the Muslims out of Spain
A Roman Catholic tribunal for investigating and prosecuting charges of heresy - especially the one active in Spain during the 1400s.
Magna Carta (1215)
An English document draw up by nobles under King John which limited the power of the king.
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
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