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the economic system that prevailed in medieval Europe; it was related to the Roman custom of patronage and was based on land tenure and the relationship between the tenant and the landowner
a style of decoration in which strips of gold are set on edge to form small cells, which are filled with coloured enamel glass paste and fitted with thin slices of semiprecious stones
in medieval art, a type of decorative motif featuring elongated animals interlaced into serpentine ribbons
in medieval art, a style of decoration featuring symmetrical design, interlaced organic and geometric shapes, and animal motifs
a descriptive term that refers to the resemblance between highly decorated pages of medieval manuscripts and Turkish or Islamic carpets
the code of conduct for a knight: courage in battle, loyalty to his lord and peers, and courtesy toward women
a rectangular courtyard in a monastery, typically arcaded and dedicated to contemplation and reflection
an imposing, sometimes monumental entrance of a church made up of two tall towers flanking a multi-storied narthex
a type of liturgical chant popularized during the time of Charlemagne and still widely used until the 20th century
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