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Shogun

the title applied to the chief military commanders

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Daimyo zen

one of the great lords who were vassals of the shogun.

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Seppuku

Ritual suicide by disembowelment formerly practiced by Japanese samurai.

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Samurai

a member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan

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Longboat

a large boat that may be launched from a sailing ship.

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Steppe

a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia.

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Rus

The medieval Russian state

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Slavs

a member of a group of peoples in central and eastern Europe speaking Slavic languages.

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Principality of Kiev

a Ruthenian state in the regions of central Ukraine around the city of Kiev

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Leif Ericsson

discoverer of Vinland

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Vinland sagas

two Icelandic texts written independently of each other in the early thirteenth century

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Danelaw

the part of England under this law.

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Silk Roads

An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea