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a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service
a system of organizing people into ranks, with those of higher rank having more power and privileges
A place where communities of monks live lives of devotion to God in isolation from the outside world
Holy Roman Emperor, opposed the pope on the issue of lay investiture, he is excommunicated and ends up begging the pope for forgiveness
king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy
the medieval knight's code of ideal behavior, including bravery, loyalty, and respect for women
a written grant of rights and privileges by a ruler or government to a community, class of people, or organization
Also called the Black Death was a deadly disease that spread through Europe and killed one out of every three people
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