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Unit 2 vocabulary

  1. 1. Feudalism <ul><li>An organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Manorialism <ul><li>The economy of medieval Europe, based on agriculture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cultural Diffusion <ul><li>interactions of cultures by which a cultural trait (material objects, ideas, or behaviors) is spread from one society to another. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Filial Piety <ul><li>In Confucian thought, love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors. (one of the virtues to be cultivated.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dynasty <ul><li>Ruling family, through generations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dynastic Cycle <ul><li>The pattern of the rise and decline of transferring power. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shogunate <ul><li>The administration or rule of a shogun. (military leaders) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Epidemic <ul><li>Affecting many people at once, especially meaning of a disease. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pandemic <ul><li>The spread of disease over a wide geographic area…World wide. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Renaissance <ul><li>The re-birth of art, learning and the humanities that began in Italy in the 1300’s and then later spread through Europe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Humanism <ul><li>thinkers studied classical texts and focused on human potential and achievements (Put more emphasis on the individual and portrayed people in a realistic way.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vernacular <ul><li>The everyday language of ordinary people. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Secularism <ul><li>concerned with worldly rather than spiritual matters </li></ul>
  14. 14. Science <ul><li>increased understanding of human anatomy, and thus, better representations of the human form </li></ul>
  15. 15. Perspective <ul><li>artistic technique that gives the impression of depth and distance </li></ul>
  16. 16. Individuality <ul><li>art showed individuality and different emotions for each person </li></ul>

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