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  • Estates From The Feudal Lords
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    There were number of factors that contributed to the development of Mafia from feudalism. From the center of Sicily the mafia came into being from the feudal estates (feudi). At first, the mafia's purpose was to defend feudal privileges in the rural districts. But the total lack of public authority and the absolute power of the lords which was delegated to henchmen whose only qualification was their talent for delinquency, built up a tyranny based on violence and systematic exploitation. For cen...
  • Land In The Beginning Of Feudalism
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    Feudalism Feudalism was a system of governing where an upper class (nobility) has certain well-defined responsibilities to the king in return for the use of land (fiefs) exploited with the labor of a peasantry (serfs). The relationships in the feudal system resemble a pyramid. The lowest vassals are at the base and the lines of authority flow up to the peak of the format, the king. Lords and vassals were networked together in a web of mutual obligations. The vassals owed their lords a specified ...
  • Lord's Oven Among Other Things
    331 words
    The Growth Of Feudalism during the Middle Ages Western Europe operated under feudalism, which is a political, social, and economic system. It was a mixture Of Roman and German of heritage. Feudalism provided order, in this society. One of the ways this was shown was by the king. He gave the lords land in exchange for military services. The serfs on the other hand had to serve the lords by working their land in return the lords had to provided serf's with land and Protection from invaders. This l...
  • Last Social Class In European Feudalism
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    Feudalism Feudalism is a type of social, political, and military system in which when rich aristocrats or nobles give money, land, or a place to live to the members of lower social classes. In return, these peasants had to provide goods or services to the aristocrat. The system of feudalism, which lasted in Europe between 400 and the 1200's and Japan from around 710 to 1500 was mainly used in Europe and Japan. However, European and Japanese feudalism varied greatly. Although the basic idea of fe...
  • Vassal And A Lord
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    Feudalism was a system of living in Western Europe. It started during the years 900 and 1000. Here is a brief description of feudal Europe. After Charlemagne's empire, Europe was again divided into many kingdoms. Most of the kings had little control of their kingdoms. As a result, hundreds of vassals-with such titles as prince, baron, or duke- became independent rulers of their own fiefs. These noblemen ruled their fiefs through a form of government called feudalism. Under feudalism, the noblema...
  • Old Feudal System
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    America had skip the feudal stage, she never had a feudal system. Unlike the European countries, struggle many centres with the old feudal system. Many European countries had to had revolutions to overturn the old feudal system. Louis Hartz pointed out that liberalism seemed natural to America. The lack of a feudal tradition in United States affected American life in many ways. The system of feudalism was developed gradually between the eighth and eleventh centuries. In the early feudal stage, w...
  • Feudal Relationship Of Lord And Vassal
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    the feudal relationship of lord and vassal. What were their responsibilities toward each other The relationship of lord and vassal was very close. Here are 3 main points: It was an honorable relationship between legal equals. Only nobles could be vassals. The greater lords were vassals and tenants of the King. The less powerful lords where vassals and tenants of the greater lords, and so on down. The same man might be both vassal and lord - vassal to a more powerful lord above him and lord to a ...
  • Relationship Between A Lord And His Vassal
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    Feudalism was a way of governing where the king allowed upper class nobility to use land, also called fiefs, in return for the loyalty to him. Feudalism began around 450 AD after German invaders had conquered Rome. It originated between the Rhine and Loire rivers, and soon spread to Italy, England, Most of central and Easter Europe and even the Holy land. Monarchs needed to have large armies of mounted troops to protect them. This is where feudalism came in. It was a contractual agreement betwee...
  • Lord Vassal Relationship
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    The system of feudalism was developed gradually between the eighth and eleventh centuries. It grew up in an age of disorder, when the central government was helpless to protect their people. It's beginnings can be traced all the way back to the Ancient Roman Empire. In the early feudal stage, when a freeman gave up his title to his land he became the lord's "man" and promised him his loyalty. For the most part, feudalism involved only the noble classes. The system rested, however, on the work of...
  • Structure Of Feudalism
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    Feudalism was the foundation of the European government. The structure of feudalism was incredibly unbalanced, which was the main reason for its downfall. When the Roman empire fell, it left many wealthy landowners spread throughout the European countries. For every wealthy landowner there were many more poorer. They decided therefore to commend themselves to landlords, surrendering to a lord in return for safety and the right to farm the properties. This was the beginning of the feudal nations....
  • Agreement Between A Vassal And His Lord
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    What is feudalism and how was it established? During the ninth and tenth centuries the Carolingian Empire was overwhelmed by the invasions of the Muslims, Magyars, and the Vikings. The Muslims sent armies to attack the southern coasts of Europe and also southern France. The Magyars, people of western Asia established themselves on the plains of Hungary towards the end of the ninth century. They invaded Western Europe, but were overthrown at the Battle of Lech feld in Germany during the year of 9...

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