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    Feudalism

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    Explain how the system known as “feudalism” worked in Medieval Europe. The bases of feudalism is best described as a social system in Europe throughout the Middle Ages where individuals worked and battled for upper class who gave them protection and the use of the land in return for their services (Merriam-Webster). “Feudalism” is not a medieval term and not even a translation of a medieval concept (Abels 2010; Brown 2010; Bouchard 1998). In our day and time Feudalism would be difficult and baffling

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    The Rise Of Feudalism

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    Feudalism a social system of duties and rights on land tenure and personal relationships in fief lands by vassals that came from lords to which they owe very specific services, and to which they are bounded by personal loyalty. Feudalism started in the definite form in the lands of Frankish in the century of the 9th and the 10th. In a long disagreement with scholars whether the institutional basis was with Germanic or Roman. It could be said that feudalism started from the disintegration of the Roman

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    Feudalism Inequalities

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    After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe had forsaken its history of empires and republics, immersing itself into a system built upon inequalities. Feudalism resulted in a consequential hierarchy in which each level had a role that directly benefitted the entire society. Not only enforced by the people, feudalism was enforced by their religion of Christianity; the Medieval Church advocating for the belief that humanity was born unequal, kings justly superior to peasants, a reminder for every individual

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    Samurai And Feudalism

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    Feudalism is a system to keep order in the land. Were they more similar or different? I think they were more similar. They both had training, including starting at an early age (Doc C). When at war, they of course had to of had armour. The armour was mainly metals(Doc D). They both had codes,that were like rules, that they were expected to follow(Doc E). These all amount to similarities and differences. Feudalism is a system to keep order in the land. Training was needed to protect that land. The

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    Medieval Feudalism

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    fall of the Roman empire, there was need for a new government system, that new system was Feudalism. Feudalism was a system made of giving and receiving, it was designed to include all members of every class. Knights were key members of the feudal system, offering their protection to the serfs, and their loyalty to upperclassmen, in turn they received land, money and serfs to rule over and protect. Feudalism was essential to building a strong, successful and wealthy military. The church had a strong

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    Medieval Feudalism

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    Everyone gained and got something from feudalism, even Kings. In the Medieval Ages, Kings gave land in return for what his part of the feudal system. All the land in Medieval Europe was owned by the Kings ("People of the Middle Ages"2), and the king would make laws, with ministers and parliament (Macdonald, 30). Since there was only one of him, he gave land to loyal Lords and Knights to rule land ("People of the Middle Ages"). The king would give land to Knights, who would become vassals. The king

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    European Feudalism

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    Feudalism was a political and economic system in the Middle Ages. It occured from around the 5th century to the 12th century. It is based on land ownership, loyalty, and protective alliances. European feudalism rose when invaders started to attack Europe and it only existed in some parts of Europe. In a feudal system, a lord would grant land called a fief to a worker. This worker was known as a vassal, and in return for getting the land, the vassal would be able to get military protection. In 911

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    Feudalism And Serfs

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    In Feudalism there was no standing army; instead, soldiers referred to as knights were called upon to fight when needed by the king. Using the system of obligations between the lords, vassals, and the serfs centered around a fief, a large body of knights was supported by Feudalism. In many cases, the vassal himself was a knight due to the military obligations to his lord. The knights were widely respected and were seen as chivalrous as they took a solemn oath to the king to defend him with their

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    Essay on Feudalism

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    Feudalism Western Europe suffered numerous hardships through the ninth and tenth centuries and this was the ultimate reason they established a new political organization which was known as feudalism. By providing honor, protection, and a sense of control, this new social system revived peace and order in Western Europe after the fall of the Carolingian Empire. Feudalism was a necessary ingredient to yield stability in during these times of calamity. The primary motive behind creating this

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    Serfs And Feudalism

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    of work to his lord for payment, the freemen would pay rent instead (Bishop 235). Each villager owed the lord rent for his/her house. It was reckoned in pennies but usually paid in kind a few hens or pigs (Bishop 235). Without serfs and peasants feudalism would not of been possible Military was the primary basis of power in the feudal system. Elite status was based off of military power. Local leaders control political decisions, command military power, have controlling economic power and even

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