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Middle Ages

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Middle Ages the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery
feudalism Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries
fief an estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service
manorialism Manorialism was an essential element of feudal society. It was the organizing principle of rural economy that originated in the Roman villa system of the Late Roman Empire, and was widely practiced in medieval western and parts of central Europe
serf an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate
lord Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler
vassal a holder of land by feudal tenure on conditions of homage and allegiance
chivalry the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak
excommunication Excommunication is an institutional act of religious censure used to deprive, suspend, or limit membership in a religious community or to restrict certain rights within it, in particular receiving of the sacraments
investiture the action of formally investing a person with honors or rank
Gual Gaul was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age that was inhabited by Celtic tribes, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, most of Switzerland, Northern Italy
Domesday Book Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror
Anglo-Saxons The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe
parish priest a priest appointed by the bishop to represent him to the local parish, which is a collection of neighborhoods in one small region of a county within a given state
Sacraments A sacrament is a Christian rite recognised as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites
monasticism Monasticism or monkhood is a religious way of life in which one renounces worldly pursuits to devote oneself fully to spiritual work
cardinals a senior ecclesiastical leader, considered a Prince of the Church
heretics a person believing in or practicing religious heresy
heresy belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine
tithe A tithe is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government
monastery A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone.
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