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System of law in England based on decision of royal courts that become accepted legal principles

Common law

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Otto I's empire which was supposed to combine the strength of the Roman Empire with the spiritual authority of the Catholic Church

Holy Roman Empire

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The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one person to another

Cultural diffusion

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Everyday language of people

Vernacular

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Type of European architecture that developed in the Middle Ages, characterized by flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting, thin walls, and high roofs.

Gothic style

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Principle that a person can not be held in prison without first being charged with a specific crime

Haebeus corpus

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Legislative body of a democratic system in which a prime minister is chosen from those elected to office

Parliament

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During the 1400s, the campaign by European Christians to drive the Muslims from present day Spain

Reconquista

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An artistic decoration of books and manuscripts

Illumination

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An outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1348 which destroyed up to 1/3 of the population of Europe

Black Death

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Part of the economic cycle in which an increase in money supply results in an increase of prices

Inflation

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Conflict between England and France over English control of French Land. 1337-1453.

100 years war

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Church court set up to try people accused of heresy

Inquisition

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A military expedition by Christians against Muslims who controlled the holy land

Crusades

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Document signed by King John in 1215 which limited the power of the monarch

Magna Carta