Typical dwelling types

Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.

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Yurt

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Arab warrior (6th century)

The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.

Gothic brick castle (Gyula, Hungary)

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Aztec ruler (15th century)

The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state.

Craft guilds

Guilds were powerful forces in the medieval economy. Learn more about them.

Medieval knight

Medieval knights were vassals of feudal lords and fought on horseback in battles.

Medieval smithy

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