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World History

Chapter 8

medieval 'medius'=middle 'aevumm'=age
frontier forest outskirts of civilization
missi dominici lord's messengers
cirriculum formal course of study
feudalism pledge of service of land
vassal lesser lord
feudal contract exchange of pledges
fief estate
knight warrior on horse
tournament mock battle
chivalry code of conduct
troubadour wandering poet
manor lord's estate
serf peasant bound to land
tithe one tenth income
secular worldly
papal supremacy pope rule over secular rule
canon law Church law
excommunication denial of sacraments
interdict order against entire town
simony selling of Church office
friar monk not isolated
anti-Semitism prejudice against Jews
charter written rights for town
capital money for investment
partnership united merchants
bill of exchange de facto check
tenant farmer farmer who paid rent
middle class merchants, traders, artisans
usur interest on money loan
giuld artisan association
apprentice intern
journeyman salaried worker
Created by: abbyreeves