World History Notes

NOTES: Rise of the Middle Ages

Feudalism – A system of rule by local lords who were bound to a king by ties of loyalty.  The people lived under a rigid class system (see page 296 in the book). Manor – A village and the lands around it that was controlled by the local lord. Serfs – The lowest class in a feudal society often tied …

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NOTES: The Crusades

Massacre of Jerusalem – Crusaders of the 1st Crusade killed the entire Muslim population of Jerusalem.   Battle of the Horns of Hattin – The battle that lead to the fall of Jerusalem, as well as the 3rdCrusade.  Saladin’s forces defeated those of King Guy of Jerusalem and stole the True Cross that Jesus was supposedly crucified on.   Saladin …

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