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Chapter 13

Key Terms And Dfinitions

Charlemagne King Of The Franks From 768 to 814
Papal States Territories In Central Italy Controlled By The Pope From 756-1870
Counts Title Of Nobility; In Charlemagne's Empire Chosen Officials Who Ruled Parts Of The Empire In His Name
Navigation The Guidance Of Ships From Place To Place
Sagas Long Stories Written In The Early 1200s About Great Icelandic Heroes And Events
Leif Eriksson Norwegian Explorer
Knights In Medieval Europe Nobles Who Were Members Of A Lords Heavily Armored Cavalry
Fief A Grant Of Land From A Lord To A Vassal
Vassal In Medieval Europe A Person Granted Land From A Lord In Return For Services
Feudal System A Political And Social System Based On The Granting Of land In Exchange For Loyalty Military Assistance And Other Services
Fealty The Loyalty Owned By A Vassal To His Feudal Lord
Manorial System An Economic System In The Middle Ages That Was Built Around Large Estates called Manors
Serfs Peasants Who Were Legally Bounded To Their Lords Land
Alfred the Great King Of Wessex From 871 to 899
William the Conqueror King Of England From 1060 to 1087
Domesday Book The Written Record Of English landowners and their property made by the order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086
Eleanor Of Aquitaine Queen Of France And England
Magna Carta A Charter Agreed to By King John Of England That Granted Nobles Certain Rights Rights And Restricted The Kings Powers
Parliament The Governing Body Of England
Hugh Capet King Of France From 987 to 996
Otto the Great King Of Germany
Reconquista The Effort Of Christian Leaders To Drive The Muslims Out Of Spain Occurring Between The 1100s And 1492
Piety Devotion to ones Religion
Pontificate Papal Term In Office
Pope Gregory VII Roman Catholic Pope
Henry IV King Of Germany From 1056 to 1106 And Holy Roman Emperor From 1056 To 1106
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