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Middle Ages Vocab

Music in the Middle Ages vocabulary

Vocabulary WordDefinition
barbaric violent or savage
cathedrals large and important churches
clergy a group of people who have the authority to lead religious services, such as ministers, priests, and rabbis
crusades any of the wars between European Catholics and Middle Eastern Muslims between 1095 and 1291. During these wars, the Catholics tried to take territory away from the Muslims.
feudal a political and economic system in Europe and Japan during the Middle Ages. Royal or noble families owned the land and allowed people to live on and farm the land in return for a share of the crops and their service in war.
Gothic a style of building with pointed arches
illiterate not able to read or write
indentured contracted to work for someone for a certain amount of time
monasteries the buildings where monks lived.
monopoly complete control over something
nobility belonging to a class of people with a high rank or title such as prince, duke,etc.
peasantry people who worked on small farms
Romanesque a style of building with round arches, recessed doors and windows, and carved ornaments.
Created by: shhurst