40 Facts on Feudalism

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40 Facts on Feudalism 1) Feudalism is an economic, military, and governmental system. 2) The word “Feudalism” comes from the word “Feudam”, Latin for “fee to be paid”. 3) Feudalism depended on a system of loyalty within the king and the vassals. 4) Feudalism primarily thrived throughout the Middle Ages, approximately 476-1453, but only active after 1066. 5) Introduced in 1066, following Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest. 6) Feudalism prevailed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. 7) The great lords divided the land so everybody had a share. 8) Even lowest ranking vassal had a fief with 1 village and 100 acres of land. 9) Lord of the land was also granted the power to create law and tax within the land. 10) Division of Land: Kingdom>Duchies>Counties or Earldoms>Smaller Fiefs for individual serfs. 11) Vassals had almost complete control over the lives of the Peasants. 12)
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Calvin during the Spring '11 term at Oxford Brookes.

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