September 13, 2007

September 13, 2007 - The Rural World of Business Lived off...

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The Rural World of Business Lived off land Agricultural production o Most important sector of economy o Large amount of people engaged in the production o High value and volume of agricultural production Manorialism (Seigneurialism) o A series of economic and social relationships binding lords/peasants to the land as well as each other o Widespread through western Europe, but mountainous regions such as Scotland or Norway could not be manorilized o First appeared in the roman empire, Manor o A legal and administrative unit o Consisted of: land, buildings, peasants and a lord o Holds 12~60 families o Divided into 3 portions 1. The Lord’s Demesne 25% of the arable land Fortified during times of war Lord required to provide defense and administer justice Allowed peasants to use some portion of the land Sometimes provided animals and ploughs Lord could be an individual; aristocrat, knight or could be an institution; church/education 2. Peasant Holdings
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