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Unformatted text preview: 2-26The Patronage Society• Power of Patronage• jobs• Power based on land• aristocratic power• must always demonstrate wealth, power, influence• conspicuous display• servants, dress, travel• display not only wealth, but superiority• superior inside as well as outside• behave better than others• have to show you’re better than other people w/o making them feel inferior• condescension• those at the top of the hierarchy have better manners than everyone else• need to invent occasion to display themselves and their superiority, their power and their deservedly higher place in the hierarchy• housing• before 15th c. everybody lived in the great hall, as well as sleep and eat• everybody could see the lord at all times• bedrooms lead private lives• Effect on Aristocratic Marriage• before the 15th c. no one really cared who married who• by the end of the 17th c in England, its not thought to be appropriate to force a bride and groom to marry if they cannot stand each other...
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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