Below is the Content Vocabulary Words of Europe.  Here is the list of words and their definition (also in alphabetical order) 

Vocabulary Word Definition of Vocabulary Word
anti-Semitism hatred of Jews
clergy religious officials, such as priests, given authority to conduct religious services
concordat agreement between the pope and the ruler of the country
excommunicate to declare that a person or group no longer belongs to a church
feudalism political system based on bonds of loyalty between lords and vassals
fief under feudalism, the land a lord granted to a vassal in exchange for military service and loyalty
fjord steep-sided valley that is an inlet of the sea
grand jury

group that decided whether there was enough evidence to accuse a person of a crime


medieval business group 

heresy belief that differ from or contradicts the accepted teachings of a religion 
knight a noble warrior who fought on horseback in Middle Ages
mass Catholic worship service
missionary person who travels to carry the ideas of a religion to others
plague disease that spread quickly and kills many people

("reconquest") Christian struggle to take back the Iberian

peninsula from the Muslims

scholasticism medieval way of thinking that tried to bring together reason and faith in studies of religion
serf peasant laborer bound by law to the lands of a noble
theology the study of religion and God
trial jury

group that decided whether an accused person was

innocent or guilty

vassal in feudalism, a noble who held land from and served a higher-ranking lord, and in return was given protection
vernacular  everyday language used in a country or region

Notes Edit

  • Clergy only refers to Christian priests.
  • Feudalism, Guild, and Vassal is featured twice in the book, Medieval and Early Modern Times.
  • In this case, vernacular relates to Latin, or Old English.