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Mongols

Nomadic people who, after being united by Genghis Khan, created the world's largest empire

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pilgrimage

a journey made for religious purposes. can be used to describe religious visits or trips made by people of any religion

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Hundred year war

war between England and France over the french throne.

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middle ages

term used to describe much of Europe during the same time period between the fall of rome and the Renaissance

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crusades

a series of holy wars between christians and Muslims over control of the holy land

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The great schism

the original split in the christian church in 1054

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parliament

a group of citizens who have a say in the government

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Magna carta

a legal document signed in 1215 by the King John in England. limited power of the king by creating a parliament

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Clergy

professional members of christian churches

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manorialism

the organizing principal of rural economy during feudalism. Characterized by small, self sufficient villages called Manors

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Feudalism

political system based on an exchange of land for loyalty

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Islam

a monotheistic religion created by Muhammad during the 7th Century AD

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Byzantine Empire

eastern of the Roman Empire that survived the fall of rome, with its capital at Constantinople

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Justinian's Code

collection of the Roman law created by Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine Empire

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Caliphate

Islamic empire ruled by those who believed to be successor to the Prophet Muhammad

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Eastern Orthodox church

branch of christianity that developed in the eastern Roman Empire

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Silk Road

trade route that stretched from China to the Mediterranean Sea that introduced Europeans the new and exotic goods and helped spread religion.