Christian Knights And Feudalism

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With the Pope’s suggestion, Christian knights pursued a religious war against Muslims to obtain the holy land known as Jerusalem. After back and forth fighting for about two centuries, it kept Europe in turmoil. The Christians were told that if the holy land were received, then they would go to heaven. Things like this gave the church its power, wealth, and role. Another social conflict going on is feudalism. This meant that peasant would farm a piece of land for a lord and agreeing to serve under the lord in exchange for protection. Increasing the authority of kings helped breakdown feudalism. If knights had died in battle and had no family to pass their land to, they would give their land to the King. They legalized the authority of the church

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