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Chapter 8 - S.S.


Refers to the Middle Ages in Europe or the period of history in between ancient and modern times. Medieval
a sparsely populated (not a lot of people) area, underdeveloped area on the outskirts of civilization frontier
agents of the Emperor Charlemagne who traveled throughout the empire to check on the condition of roads, listen to complaints and see what justice is done. missi dominici
a formal course of study cirriculum
an informal system of government in which local lords governed their own lands feudalism
land that is granted by a Lord to a vassal in exchange for sevice and loyalty fief
a noble in Europe who served as a mounted warrior for a lord in the Middle Ages knight
a competition between knights where they would show off their fighting skills tournament
a code of conduct (the way they act) for knights during the Middle Ages chivalry
a wandering poet in Europe during the Middle Ages troubador
a lord's estate which included one or more villages and the surrounding lands. manor
during the times of medieval Europe - this was a peasant "bound" or required to work on the Lord's land. serf
a written document that set out he rights and priveldges of a town. charter
money or wealth capital
group of merchants who joined together to finance a large-scale venture that would have been too costly for any individual traders. partnership
issued by a banker in 1 city to a merchant who could exchange it for cash in a distant city, thus freeing him from traveling with gold, which was easily stolen. Bill of exchange
a farmer who would pay rent to a lord tenant farmer
a new class of people-merchants, traders, artisans middle class
practice of lending money with interest usury
association of merchants or artisans who cooperated to protect their economic interests guild
young person learning a trade from a master apprentice
salaried worker who was employed by a guild master journeyman
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