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CH 14 Vocabulary

Formation of Western Europe Vocabulary

simony a practice in which bishops sold positions in the church
gothic a style of architecture that featured tall spires and pointed arches
Urban II The pope who called for “Holy War” in 1093
Crusade another term for “holy war” to take control of the Holy Land
Saladin Muslim leader who allowed Christians to feely visit the Holy Land after reaching a truce with the English King in 1192
Richard the Lion Hearted the English King who was left to lead the Third Crusade and regain the Holy Land
Reconquista The long effort of the Spanish to drive the Muslims out of Spain
Inquisition a court held by the Church to suppress heresy, or the practice of religious beliefs that differed from those of the church
Three-field system villages used 3 fields of land instead of 2 to grow more crops
Guild a group of merchants who worked to improve the economic and social conditions of its members
Commercial Revolution expansion of trade and business as agriculture was expanding
Burgher merchants and craftspeople who lived in the towns and who demanded privileges such as freedom from tolls and the right to govern their own town
Vernacular the everyday language or common language
Thomas Aquinas a scholar in the 1200s that said logic could prove many religious truths
Scholastics scholars who met together at universities
William the Conquerer the duke of Normandy who defeated the Anglo-Saxons to conquer England
Henry II the English King who introduced the use of juries to the English Judicial System
Common Law a unified body of law that became the basis for law in many English-speaking countries
Magna Carta a document that guaranteed basic political rights and limited the English King’s power
Parliament legislative assembly made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
Hugh Capet French duke who began a dynasty of French Kings that ruled France from 987 to 1328
Phillip II Capetian King who greatly expanded the French Kingdom’s lands
Estates-General an assembly made up of the First, Second, and Third Estates
Great Schism the division in the church with three popes vying for power
John Wycliffe taught that Jesus Christ, not the Pope was the true head of the Church
Jan Hus a follower of Wycliffe, preached that the authority of the Bible was higher than that of the pope
Black Death Bubonic Plaque - A deadly disease that wiped out one-third of the population of Europe
Joan of Arc a woman who helped rescue France from its English conquerors
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