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9th Grade Chapter 8

The Rise of Europe

Capital Money for investment
Charter Written document that set out the rights and privileges of a town.
Chivalry A code of conduct adopted by knights.
Fief An estate given to vassals.
Tithe The tax the church required the Christians to pay.
Secular Worldly
Serf A peasant who was bound to the land.
Usury Lending money at interest.
Who did the Franks conquer? The former Roman province of Gaul.
What is Charlemange credited with? The revival of the Latin learning.
What was the manor economy based on? farming and self-sufficiency.
Why did some religious people want to reform the Church during Medieval Times? The Church had grown corrupt.
What were some new agricultural technologies used in the Middle Ages. Use of iron plows, and horses instead of oxen, and the three-field system.
How were feudal societies generally characterized? an emphasis on social order
Manorialism It is an economic system that existed in Europe during the early Middle Ages.
When did feudalism develop in Western Europe? After the Roman Empire collapsed.
Created by: agraffeo