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Unformatted text preview: 1-24New Monarchies: Late 15c to Early 17c Problem of the Nobility dominated lands jurisdiction over their territories have a lot of power king is thought of as first among equals (the nobility) believe they have rights and privileges and the power to enforce them nobles put king into office have private armies Bastard Feudalism outside the law feudalism noble gives his peasant land in return for fielty a legal relationship according to law, noble can only demand so much cannot ask to rebel against the king follower is essentially a landlord follower is relatively independent land is the basis of European legal systems nobles give their followers money not entering into contracts can take the position away or stop giving money follower remains a lackey to the noble constantly dependent on the lord al he has is money lords with private armies running around enforcing their will lord will try to insert his followers into the process of whatever is profitable inserted them into jury penetrated them into all levels of the government monarch is suzerain, not sovereign Monarchic Control Extended Territorial unity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4B taught by Professor Landau during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07