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Annie O’Brien GOV 110 Dr. Hartmann-Mahmud 7 September 2007 Politics and Social Change in the Feudal and Modern Eras There are several important differences that distinguish the politics of the feudal era with those of the modern. The power structures, the separation between church and state, and the appearance of social mobility are all distinct characteristics of politics that differ between the two eras. The face of politics changed constantly and, with it, the structure of society. The feudal and modern eras saw these changes and the concepts of government and power shifted accordingly. During the feudal era, power within politics was limited to the wealthy aristocracy. This was the only class of people with access to a full education and in turn, made the decisions for the uneducated, lower class populace they ruled. Authoritarianism , or the system where “authority is exercised regardless of popular consent” was largely practiced during the feudal era, since the lower classes went without a voice in government for hundreds of years. The early part
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course GOV 110 taught by Professor Hartmann-mahmud during the Fall '07 term at Centre College.

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Essay One - Annie O'Brien GOV 110 Dr. Hartmann-Mahmud 7...

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