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Medieval Europe

fjord Steep-sided valley that is an inlet to the sea
excommunicate To exclude a person from church membership
vernacular The everyday spoken language of a region
Concordat Agreement between the pope and the ruler of a country
heresy Ideas that go against church teachings
vassal A low-ranking noble under the protection of a feudal lord
serf A person who works the lord’s land
knight Warrior in armor who fought on horseback
fief Land granted to a vassal, or knight
chivalry The system, spirit or customs of medieval knighthood
grand jury Decided whether a person could be accused of a crime
clergy People ordained as priests
plague A disease that spreads quickly and kills many people
trial jury Decided whether an accused person was guilty or innocent
anti-semitism Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews
missionaries People who are sent out to teach their religion
feudalism A system where land owning nobles governed and protected people in return for services such as fighting and farming.
guilds A medieval business group formed by craftspeople and merchants
mass Catholic worship service
Scholasticism Medieval way of thinking that tried to bring together reason and faith in studies of religion
Inquisition A medieval church court to try heretics to people suspected of heresy
Reconquista Christian struggle to take back the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims
Created by: sherijackson