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medieval relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
meritocracy A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement
middle ages he period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance. Around the 5th to 16th centuries.
migration he movement of persons from one country or locality to another
monetary system medium of exchange: anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
mosque a Muslim place of worship
muslim a person who practices the Islamic faith
nation-state a community organized under one government according to an idea of nationhood or nationality derived from, but not limited to, common ancestry, language, customs, religion, land ownership
orthodox adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion
patriarch the male head of family or tribe
patriachal form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
persecution the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another group
pilgrims People who undertake a pilgrimage
pilgrimage a journey to a sacred place
primogeniture the right, by law or custom, of the first-born to inherit the entire estate
roman catholic Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarch
schism division of a group into opposing factions
secluded hidden, isolated, remote
serfs a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
submissive inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others
subordinate lower in rank or importance
theocracy the belief in government by divine guidance
trans-continental Crossing, spanning a continent
tribute systems system in which defeated people were forced to pay a tax in the form of goods and labor, a tribute
urbanization social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
vassals A free man who held land (fief) from a lord to whom he paid homage and swore fealty
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