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barter Economy

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Economic History.

An economy in which goods are directly exchanged for other goods without the use of a medium of exchange.

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Board Games

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

History of board games in Africa.

Africa is associated with two groups of board games, mancala and draughts. Chess is the first board game on record that has been connected ...

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dean

Overview page. Subjects: Education — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A title which has two distinct meanings in higher education. It may be used to confer status on a head of department or faculty, in which case the full title will indicate this, as in ‘dean...

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fraternity

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Brotherhood among a disparate body of people united in their interests, aims, beliefs, and so on. Although ‘fraternity’ was a political goal at a time when politics was dominated by men, no...

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gold and silver

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Economic History.

The two precious metals of the MA, often alloyed with copper to add strength and hardness. Goldsmiths worked both gold and silver, either by forging with a hammer or by ...

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lance

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A lance is the emblem of St Jude, St Thomas the Apostle, St Gereon, a 4th-century martyr of Cologne, and St Maurice.

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lecture

Overview page. Subjects: Education — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A method of teaching used mainly in higher education, where students are taught in large groups, often in specially designed lecture theatres, which are tiered so that all students have a...

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nepotism

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Is the action of appointing and promoting family and relatives. In an organization, it means that family members are favoured over others, even though they may not be as qualified or...

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Plato

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Philosophy — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

ancient Greek philosopher; born ca.429 b.c., died 347.

He was, along with Aristotle, one of the pillars

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spear

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A spear is the emblem of St Thomas the Apostle.

spear-carrier an actor with a walk-on part; an unimportant participant in something.

spear side the male side or members of...

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