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14 Cards in this Set

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The dynasty established by Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, at the beginning of the ninth century.
Carolingian Renaissance
A revival of learning and scholarship centered at Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), which was sponsored by Carolingian monarchs.
Cluniac Movement
A ninth-century church reform movement centered at Cluny, France; it stressed the need for the church to be independent of temporal rulers.
Corpus Juris Civilis
Also known as the Code of Justinian, this assembly of law was developed under the direction of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I during the sixth century.
The decentralized political system of personal ties and obligation that bound vassals to their lords.
Great Schism
A disruption within Christianity that had its origins in a dispute over differing interpretations of the Nicene Creed; in 1054 the Orthodox patriarch and the pope formalized the split between the Roman and Eastern churches by excommunicating one another.
The holy book of Islam that consists of the teachings of Mohammed.
Magna Carta
An English nedieval document (1215) that forced King John to recognize the ancient rights of the nobility; it established the principle of a limited English monarch.
The economic system in which nobles who were granted large estates by the kings strove for self-sufficiency.
The Frankish dynasty established by Clovis in A.D. 481.
The process (1085-1492) of reducing Muslim control of Spain by the efforts of the Spanish Chistian nobility.
An effort to reconcile reason and faith and to instruct Christians on how to make sense of the pagan tradition.
Peasants (also called villeins) who were bound to the lord's land.
Members of the feudal nobility who held property and authority in accord with the king.