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World History 101

Chapter 8 Vocabulary

Medieval 'Medius'=Middle 'aevuum'= age
Frontier Forest outskirts of civilization
Missi Dominici Lord's messengers
Curriculum Formal course of study
Feudalism Pledge of service for land
Vassal Lesser lord
Feudal Contract Exchange of pledges
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 a town
Capital Money for investment
Partnership United merchants
Bill of exchange De facto check
Tenant farmer Farmer that pays rent
Middle class Merchants, traders, artisans
Usury (excessive) interest on money loan
Guild Artisan association
Apprentice Intern
Journeyman Salaried worker
Fief Estate
Created by: Diego Solis