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Ch.9 Vocab

TermDefinition
serf A person who lived and worked on the land belonging to a lord or a vassal
knights highly trained warriors on horseback
chivarly code of honor that knights were expected to follow
Charlemagne ruler who led a powerful frankish kingdom
monastery Place where monks practiced a life of prayer and worship
castle A type of structure that served as the main residence on many manors
towns Emerged throughout Europe as a result of greater peace and responsibility
church Institution that knights were expected to defend
farming Main economic activity on medieval manors
guild An organization formed by people of the same occupation
Middle ages A thousand year period in which small kingdoms dominated Europe 500-1400
feudalism A political system based on an agreement between lords and vassals
lord Powerful nobles who owned land in medieval Europe
vassal People who protected the lords and their property in exchange for land. It is also another name for a knight
manor Main part of a nobles land: Served as the center of life for many people in Europe usually included a fortified building or castle.
Created by: tritchie