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The World Past and Present pg 177

The Middle Ages Brings Changes to Europe vocabulary page 177

Middle AgesThe period that lasted from about A.D. 500 to 1500.
Germanic TribesThe Visigoths, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Saxons and Franks were a group of people from an area in or near what is now Germany who controlled most of Europe.
chieftainsLeaders of a tribe.
PopeThe leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
scholarsLearned people who worked for kings or nobles.
VikingsA group of people who came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark known for being fierce warriors and for their sailing skills.
plunderGoods taken by force.
shrinesHoly places.
TurksMountain people who had been slaves of the Arabs until about the year 1000.
crusadersA Christian soldier who fought to free the Holy Land from Muslim Turks in the Middle Ages.
CrusadesThe wars fought by Christians during the Middle Ages to capture the Holy Land from Muslim Turks.
CharlemangeHis name means "Charles the Great". He was the king of the Franks who conquered large parts of Germany and Italy.
Pope Urban IIHe encouraged people to fight to gain back the holy shrines in Jerusalem.
Holy Roman EmpireThe lands that Charlemange ruled.

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