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Middle Ages Vocab.

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Middle Ages The time period in Europe between the fall of Western Roman Empire in 476 CE until and the Renaissance about 1300 CE.
Feudalism A system where people who received land in return for loyalty.
Fief The land given from a vassal to the lord.
Manorialism Economic system during Middle Ages that concerned self sufficient farming estates where lords and peasants shared the land.
Serf Peasant who bound land to land where they worked for the lord.
Lord The person who gave land in exchange for a service.
Vassal The person that receive land from a lord.
Chivalry Knights, noblemen, and horsemen collectively.
Excommunication Throw out of. Exclude from the church.
Investiture Ceremony in which a person is given an official job
Domesday Book Was a survey commissioned by the Norman Conqueror King William I.
Anglo-Saxons English Language Learners. : a member of the Germanic people who conquered Britain in the fifth century A.D
Parish priest The lowest rank in the church. The parish priest were responsible to teach religion and instruct moral and spiritual life of the community.
Sacraments Ceremonies at which the people participating receive the God's direct favor.
Monasticism Religious practice that includes a separate life style from the "secular" world.
Cardinals People that are nominated by the Pope from sacred college. They are in charge of elect the Pope.
Heretics People that is against the Bible principles established by the church, considered also as a blasphemy.
Heresy Opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church or religious system.
Tithe Tax taken for the support of the church.
Monastery Place of residence occupied by a community of persons, especially monks, living in seclusion under religious vows.
Created by: gmorales