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a period between 500 AD to 1500 AD (between ancient & modern times)
Middle Ages
meaning "of the Middle Ages"
Medieval
power structure that developed during medieval times
feudalism
someone who promised to fight for a lord
vassal
a large estate, often including a village and farmlands, ruled by a lord in medieval Europe
manor
able to supply one's own needs
self-sufficient
a peasant who belonged to the land
serf
king of Franks who conquered much of Western Europe, great patron of literature
Charlemagne
a region of Franks, Belguim, and parts of Germany and Northern Italy
Gaul
in feudal society a noble woman did...
managed the houshold performed necessary medical tasks
supervised servants
land given in exchange for loyalty
fief
under the system of feudalism, most peasants were...
farmers