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renaissance


the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.

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plague

an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence

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medieval


of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages:

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serf

a slave.

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noble

a person of noble birth or rank

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vassal

(in the feudal system) a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant.

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mythology

a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person:

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polytheism

the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.

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crusades

any of the military expeditions undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Muslims.