Feudalism - Marrero 1 Nashly Marrero Dr Vivian Ruiz Intro to Humanities 1020 Feudalism Feudalism according to Merriam-Webster is defined as a social

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Marrero 1 Nashly Marrero Dr. Vivian Ruiz Intro to Humanities 1020 9-30-2016 Feudalism Feudalism according to Merriam-Webster is defined as “a social system that existed in Europe during the Middle Ages in which people worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and the use of land in return.” (Merriam-Webster) Feudalism came after the Roman Empire was dismantled and there was a lot of anarchy so naturally the wealthier came to power. This was a time of so much uncertainty. Surprisingly people were living longer because there was much less major conflict. From the ashes of the Roman Empire rose a military hierarchy. Throughout Europe there were still kings and nobility but it was much more difficult to hold their power because they no longer ruled countries but divided territories. There lacked international laws so people could declare war on anybody which is what created fear amongst the citizens. From this arised the principle of feudalism, kings would take a portion of their land and give it to lords who would then provide the king with loyalty and military aid. The Lords

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