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Foy WH Ch. 18 Vocab

excommunicate to cast out from the church
Crusades a long series of wars between Christians and Muslims in Southwest Asia fought for control of the Holy Land from 1096 to 1291
Holy Land the region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea where Jesus lived, preached, and died
clergy church officials
religious order a group of people who dedicate their lives to religion and follow common rules
friars a member of a religious order who lived and worked among the public
natural law a law that people believed God had created to govern how the world operated
Magna Carta a document signed in 1215 by King John of England that required the king to honor certain rights
Parliament the lawmaking body that governs England
Hundred Years' War a long conflict between England and France that lasted from 1337 to 1453
black death a deadly plague that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351
heresy religious ideas that oppose accepted church teachings
Reconquista the effort of the Christian kingdoms in northern Spain to retake land from the Moors during the Middle Ages
Spanish Inquisition an organization of priests in Spain that looked for and punished anyone suspected of secretly practicing their old religion
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