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Middle ages


The Franks Germanic people from Gaul (modernday 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 The office of the Pope
Clergy Differentranks of Churchleaders includingpriests, bishops,cardinals, and thePope
Lay Investiture aceremony in whichkings and noblesappointed churchofficials
Simony selling ofchurch position
Sacraments important religious ceremonies
Canon Law Church law
Heretic anyone who does not conform toan established attitude, doctrine, orprinciple
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 war launched by Pope Urban II to reclaim the Holy Land for Christians.
Common Law Unified body of lawin England for med by England’s royal judges.
Magna Carta Document drawn up by English nobles and approved by King John which guaranteed certain political rights for the people.
Parliament Legislative group in England original lycomprised of two burgesses (citizens of wealth and property)from every boroug hand two knights from every county
Estates-General Meeting of the three estates in France: 1st was the Church leaders, 2nd was the great lords, and the 3rd was the commoners
Created by: Jordan Foushee