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Middle Ages


The Franks Germanic people from Gaul (modern day France and Switzerland)
Convents religious communities built by the church for women (nuns)
Monasteries religious communities built by the church for men(monks)
Secular worldly(involved in politics and other social matters)
Tithe Church tax
The Papacy theoffice of the Pope
Clergy Different ranks of Church leaders including priests, bishops,cardinals, and the Pope.
Lay Investiture a ceremony in which kings and nobles appointed church officials
Simony selling of church positions
Sacraments important religiousceremonies
Canon Law Church law
Heretic anyone who does not conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle
Feudalism social structure in medieval Europe including lords,knights, vassals, serfs and sometimes a king.
Chivalry complex set of ideals or code by which medieval knights followed.
Manor (in feudalism)the lord’s estate
Crusade A holy warlaunched by PopeUrban II to reclaimthe Holy Land forChristians.
Common Law Unified body of lawin England formedby England’s royaljudges.
Magna Carta
Created by: Bailey Howard