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Middle ages The time between the fall of the roman western empire and the renaissance.
feudalism The social order during the middle ages
fief land given to a vassal from a lord
manorialism Feudalism side by side with economy
serf peasant, lowest class in society
lord the person who gave fiefs to vassals in exchange for services
vassal a person who got fiefs from a lord
chivalry a code that knights live by including social, moral, and religious oaths
excommunication the act of forbidding a certain person to be spoken to by the church
investiture investing a person with honors/rank
Gaul A city in the middle ages
Domesday book a record of taxes and payments made by William the conqueror
Anglo Saxons Germanic inhabitants of England
Parish Priest Lowest ranking official in the church
sacraments A religious ceremony of the church
Monasticism The act of living
cardinals The leading officer of the church
heretics People who´s beliefs go against the church
heresy An opinion that goes against the church doctrine
tithe One tenth of the annual earnings that goes to the church as a tax
monastery Building occupied by monks
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