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Ch. 14 Vocabulary

6th grade ch14 vocabulary

Europe a continent to the north of Africa, connected to Asia in western Russia.
Ural Mountains a mountain range that separates Eastern Europe from Asia.
North European Plain the northern part of the Great European Plain.
Volga River the longest river in Europe.
Danube River Europe's second longest river.
Rhine River the main river of the busiest inland system of waterways in the western part of Europe.
England the southernmost and largest part of the island of Great Britain.
Scandinavia a northwestern region of Europe; includes the nations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
Runnymede place where King John agreed to a set of promises instead of face deeat.
Charlemagne King of the Franks who was later crowned emperor of the former Roman Empire in western Europe.
William the Conqueror Norman king who conquered England in 1066.
King John English king whose lords forced him to agree to the Maga Carta in 1215, which limited royal power.
Domesday Book a book made in 1086 that helped King William keep track of all the people and property in England.
Middle Ages a period in European history that lasted from c.500 to c.1500.
Magna Carta an English charter that limited royal power.
Christine de Pisan medieval woman who earned a living by writing poetry and woman rights.
monk man who devotes his life to religion and lives in a monastery.
nun woman who devotes her life to religion and lives in a convent.
monastery community where monks live, study, and pray.
convent community of nuns.
missionary person who teaches a religion to people with different beliefs.
monarch king or queen who is a supreme leader.
serf person who lived on and farmed feudal land.
knight feudal warrior trained and prepared to fight on horseback.
chivalry knight's code of behavior.
guild group of craftspeople or merchants who are united by a common interest.
lady woman of nobility.
feudalism social, political, and economic system used in the Middle Ages.
manor system way to manage feudal lands.
three-field rotation system whereby the planting of crops on manor lands alternates between three fields.
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