Feudalism Discussion Prep

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EUH 2001 Discussion: Feudalism “The Murder of the Feudal Lord”—“Magna Carta” Political/military relationships in the medieval world were defined less precisely than the elaborate government systems we have now, but more formal than the customs that regulated ancient Germanic systems. As Germanic kingdoms settled and expanded, the medieval world grew more complex, requiring more elaborate and better defined expectations of loyalty and mutual obligation. The relationship between a lord and his vassals is one such example. Moreover, as we saw in Charlemagne’s hlaford-turned-emperor example, that local relationship
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Unformatted text preview: was a case study of the wider evolution of medieval government. The two sources here depict both levels of the feudal relationship—local (Charles the Good) and national (Magna Carta). First, what does Galbert believes led to Charles the Good’s murder? And what does that tell us about the political system generally known as feudalism? Second, how does the Magna Carta reflect the expectations in Charles’ murder story writ large? Is Magna Carta a revolutionary new form of government that replaced feudalism, or a reinforcement of feudal ideals and expectations?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course EUH 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '10 term at Santa Fe College.

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