notes11-3 - Knights-owned land but didnt do any labor so...

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Knights-owned land but didnt do any labor so had others do so for them. vassalage fief=feudum liege lord-king is primary one manorialism=economic organization in European society serf-bound to the land, if transferred land, serfs moved too. More common in 18 th cen than middle ages chivalry(chevalier)=code that knights were expected to follow-courageous, loyal, honorable, Christian. Moral virtues. Knights move from mercenary class(disorganized and violent) to respected and established part of society-blunts violence of knights. Turns them into foundation of political order-kings needed knights to wage battles but didn't want knights fighting against them. peace of God-sword of knight blessed by priest. Knight had to attend mass and go to confession and do penance if necessary. Pope would tell bishops to announce peace of God- doctrine that said all wars should be just wars-sanctioned by Christianity and God. Knight cannot attack women, children, priests, or monks.
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  • Fall '08
  • CORPIS, D
  • Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, fraught violent space, potentially violent group, Love-cultivate new disposition, tame potential disorder

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