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Medieval Europe

TermDefinition
plague a disease that spreads quickly and kills many people
Scholasticism a new way of thinking where one would use reason to explore questions of faith
missionaries people sent out to teach their religion
concordat an agreement between the pope and a ruler of a country
excommunicate to exclude a person from church membership
knight warriors in armor who fought on horseback and wore coats of mail
serf peasants who worked for lords
fjords steep-sided valleys that are inlets of the sea
Anti-Semitism hatred of Jews
theology study of God and religion
vassal a noble who served a lord of higher rank
fief land granted to a vassal by a lord
vernacular everyday language
trial jury decided whether or not an accused person was innocent or guilty
grand jury decided whether or not people should be accused of a crime
mass Catholic worship service
clergy people who had been ordained as priests
guild business groups
Feudalism a social order where land-owning nobles governed and protected the people in return for services (ex: fighting or farming)
Reconquista "reconquest" or to take back
heresy religious beliefs that conflict with church teachings
Created by: bakerbulldogs