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16 terms

Grant Vocab Quiz: pg. 158, 322, 327

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inflation
a drastic drop in the value of money coupled with a rise in prices
mercenary
a foreign soldier who fought for money
Diocletian
strong-willed army leader and Roman emperor who divided the Roman Empire
Constantinople
new name for the capital city of the Roman Empire after Constantine moved it
Alaric
the king of the Visigoths
Attila
the leader of the Huns
lord
in feudal Europe, a person who controlled land and could therefore grant estates to vassals
fief
in feudal Europe, an estate granted to a vassal by a lord
vassal
in feudal Europe, a person who received a grant of land from a lord in exchange for a pledge of loyalty and services
knight
in medieval Europe, an armored warrior who fought on horseback
serf
a medieval peasant legally bound to live on a lord's estate
manor
a land's estate in feudal Europe
tithe
a family's payment of one-tenth (10%) of its income to a church
chivalry
a code of behavior for knights in medieval Europe, stressing ideals such as courage, loyalty, and devotion
tournament
a mock battle between groups of knights
troubadour
a medieval poet and musician who traveled from place to place, entertaining people with songs of courtly love