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History Chapter 8

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Medieval
Referring to middle ages in Europe or period of history in between ancient and modern times
Frontier
Sparsely populated, undeveloped area on the outskirts of civilization
Missi Dominici
Agents of Emperor Charlemagne who traveled throughout the empire to check the conditions o fthe roads, listen to grievances, and see that justice was done
Curriculum
Formal course of study, based on Latin languages
Vassals
In Medieval Europe, lord who was granted land in exchange for service and loyalty for a greater lord
Feudalism
Loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord
Feudal Contract
Exchange of pledges between lords and vassals
Fief
In Middle Ages, an estate granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for service and loyalty
Knight
Noble in Europe, served as a mounted warrior for a lord in Middle Ages
Tournament
Mock battle in which knights would compete against one-another to show off fighting skills
Chivarly
Code of conduct for knights during Middle Ages
Troubadour
Wandering poet in Europe in Middle Ages
Manor
During Middle Ages in Europe, lord's estate, which included one or more villages and surrounding lands
Serfs
In Medieval Europe, peasant bound to lord's land