Rural Economy Lecture Topics Jan. 19

Rural Economy Lecture Topics Jan. 19 - Rural Economy...

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Rural Economy: Feudalism and Manorialism Allod Feudalism o a complicated pattern of social, military, political and psychological relationships o The lord provides land (fief) to his vassals in exchange for military service o Tenants-in-Chief o Nobles who were granted land directly from the King Prelates o High-ranking member of the clergy, usually a bishop Knights Fief (benefice) o Land granted to vassals by their lords in exchange for military service Vassal o Duties Military service (knight’s fee) Garrison for the lord’s castle Political counsel Legal judgments Financial aid Hospitality o Vassals later began to send money to their lord rather than soldiers. The lord would use the money to hire mercenaries Lords
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o Duties Military protection Provide his vassal with land Homage o Oath of fealty sworn by a vassal to his lord Primogeniture o The oldest son of a vassal would “inherit” the fief, but would be bound by the same duties and would be required to participate in the homage ceremony o However, there was no right or law of inheritance, and the lord could
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course MDST 201 taught by Professor Hamonic during the Fall '10 term at University of Tennessee.

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