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Medieval Acuity

6th Grade Middle Ages Acuity Vocabulary

MONGOL ARMY Mongolian army lead by Genghis Khan
KAFFA the Kingdom of Kaffa (c.1390–1897) was an early modern state located in what is now Ethiopia
BLACK PLAGUE the Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Believed to have started in China carried by black rats and spread along the Silk Road.
CONTINENT A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
MEDIEVAL SOCIETY Medieval society was governed by laws, it had rules, people had rights and obligations. There was a legal framework of land tenure, taxation and fiscal immunities.
PEASANTS Lords rented some of their land to peasants, who worked for them. Peasants could leave the land.
FEUDAL STATES A series of contractual relationships between the upper classes, designed to maintain control over land.
ECONOMIC DECLINE In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction, a general slowdown in economic activity.[
CRUSADES The Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by Pope Urban II and the Catholic Church, with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem.
ARISTOCRACY Aristocracy is a form of government in which a few elite citizens rule.[1
COMMON PEOPLE The terms common people, the masses, or commoners denote a broad social division referring to regular people who are members of neither the nobility or the priesthood.
MANORIAL SYSTEM The manorial system is an economic and social system of medieval Europe under which peasants' land tenure and production were regulated, and local justice and taxation were administered by lords. The system was intimately related to feudalism but was not
SERFS Serfs are peasants who are tied to their lord's land that they farm and cannot leave it.
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