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confederation
loose union of tribes or territories
hierarchy
divided into levels of authority
Aztec
people who built an empire in the Mesoamerica
Inca
people who built an empire in the Andes Mountains
monopoly
sole control or ownership
potlatch
festive gatherings in which gifts were given away
steppe
wide, grassy plain of central Asia
khan
Mongol term for 'universal ruler'
Marco Polo
Venetian merchant who traveled to China
Timur Lenk
Turkish-Mongol ruler of a central Asian empire
Kublai Khan
first Mongol emperor of China
charter
document giving townspeople the right to control their own affairs
guild
a business association formed in a medieval town
Isabella of Castile
woman who helped unify Spain and strengthened royal power
vernacular
language of everyday speech
Joan of Arc
woman who led fight against English armies
Mansa Musa
king who extended territory of Songhai
Ibn Battuta
Muslim traveler who journeyed from China to Africa
ghana
title of king of a West African kingdom