Concepts for Chapter 1ís Primary: The Requerimiento of 1510 and Why We Are Doing an Abbreviated List

The Requerimiento of 1510:

         Is the primary you will use for your first writing assignment

         Is a powerful way to help you avoid fantasies about this period of the past

         Is also one of the hardest things most students will read because they have trouble taking in that this is the way the world was (and still is in some places)

To help you, this is an abbreviated list of the Concepts for this Unit. A concept in gray is part of a set of concepts but it has not happened yet or it has not happened for the people covered in this primary.

Economic terms:

         Feudalism

         Mercantilism

         Capitalism

         Communism

         Fascism

 

Governmental terms:

         Tribe

         Kingdom or monarchy (ruler: king and/or queen)

         Nation state

         Constitutional monarchy

         Oligarchy

         Republic or representative democracy

 

Terms for developments in this era:

         Empire (ruler: emperor) and the words imperial and imperialism

         Colony

         Colonization

         Exploration

 

Terms about people who are not free by law:

         Servitude

         Master

         Slave

         Serf

         Bondage or bound

         Indentured servant

 

Tip: As I currently understand the history, the Spanish turn the Native Americans into the legal equivalent of serfs.

Terms about people who are free but have a feudal relationship of land and protection:

         Feudalism

         Lord

         Subject or vassal

Tip:Subject is used with feudalism but is still used as a term today for people in a monarchy.
Vassal is used specifically with feudalism.

 

Terms for religions involved in events:

         Roman Catholicism

         Pope (related terms of papacy or St. Peter)

         Protestant Reformation

         Lutheranism

         Calvinism

         Anglicanism