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Medieval
Belonging to middle ages
Dark Ages
(500-1000 a.d.) when learning and civilization declined
Monastery
community of Christians who lived simple lives
Abbot
monastic leader
Knight
Armored horseman
Count
landowner who ruled a country
Missi Dominici
Agents send to see that courts were governed justly
Feudalism
a political and miliary system based on the holding of land
Lord
A person who grants land to another person
Vassal
A person who receives land from a lord and pledges military service in return
Investiture
A ceremony where a vassal receives land or a bishop takes office
Fief
The piece of land given by the lord to the vassel
Manor
An estate (kind of like a big huge farm or ranch) where the lord and his family earned their money
Serf
A pleasant
Arianism
Branch of Christianity followed by Germanic groups
(sort of like the KKK)