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vassal
a noble who served a lord of a higher rank
Feudalism
deceloped in western Europe. a new political ststem that stressed alliances of mutual protection between monarchs and novles of verying degrees of power, this system was based on giving land to nobles in exchange for loyalty and military aid
Fiefs
estates with peasents, from these warriors got the income to buy horses and battle equiptment
knights
mounted warriors
manorialism
system of agricultural production, it provided lords and peasants with food, shelter and protection
homage
solemn ceremony
chivalry
this code called for knights to be brave in battle, fight fairly and keep promises
serfs
people who were bound to hte manor and could not leave it without permission, however they were not slaves, they coudlnt be sold apart from the land they lived on