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Samurai and Knights MINI-Q Background Essay 1.Weak governments and weak military led to the development of feudalism. 2.Promised to fight for the lords if war arose. 3.The samurai 4.The knight (chivalry) 5.Chivalry in europe and bushido in japan 6.A. clans- a group of close-knit and interrelated families B. feudalism- the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection. C. knight- european warrior D. samurai- warrior of japan E. shogun- military dictator F. chivalry- Behavioral code of the knights (christianity) G. bushido- Honor code of the samurai (buddhist) Document A 1.They are used to show how societies are structured. 2.Daimyos
3.Samurais served the daimyos for land or payment 4.Knights owed loyalty and military service to lord for land 5.