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WH- Unit 6 Review

Byzantine Empire, Beginnings of Russia and the Middle Ages

Justinian Code Body of Roman civil law
Hagia Sophia Cathederal of wisdom in Constantinople, built by the order of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian
Slavs People from the North of the Black Sea, and the primary ancestors of the people of Russia
Middle Ages Era in European History that followed the fall of the Roman Empire, also known as the Medieval period
Manorialism Economic system of feudal Europe consisting of a lord's house, land, and serfs who produced the food, clothing, and shelter for the manor
Monasteries Religious community of monks (men only) who have given up their possessions to devote themselves to a life of prayer and worship
Carolinian Dynasty Dynasty of Frankish rulers that controlled western Europe for three hundred years
Holy Roman Empire Empire established in central Europe in the 10th century
Gothic Relating to the style of church architecture that developed medieval Europe, featuring ribbed vaults, stained glass windows, flying buttresses, pointed arches, and tall spires
Crusade One of the expeditions in which medieval Christian warriors sought to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims
Reconquista Effort by Christian leaders to drive the Muslims out of Spain
Inquisition Roman catholic tribunal for investigating and prosecuting charges of heresy, particularly in Spain during the 1400's
Guild Medieval association of people working at the same occupation, which controlled its members wages and prices
Commercial Revolution Expansion of trade and business that transformed European economies during the 16th and 17th centuries
Common Law Unified body of law formed from rulings of England's royal judges that serves as the basis for law in many English speaking countries today
Magna Carta Document guaranteeing basic political rights in England, drawn up by the Nobles and approved by the king in 1215 AD
Parliament Body of representatives that makes laws for a nation
Great Schism Division in the Roman Catholic Church, during which rival popes were established in Rome and Avignon
Black Death Deadly disease that spread across Asia and Europe in the mid-14th century killing millions of people and bringing an end to serfdom in Europe
Hundred Years War Conflict in which England and France from 1337 to 1453 fought over control of the French throne, it ended up strengthening royal power and bringing and end to feudalism.
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