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The Armed Pilgrimage middle ages were the times of the crusades crusades were new, popular and effective, but why? personal piety people go on crusade because of religious devotion shift in family structure great noble houses was restructuring the family cognatic kinship to agnatic kinship (shift) cognatic kinship- dominant in early middle ages, emphasizes paternal and maternal kin agnatic kinship- focused on your paternal ancestors so your family is you mom, dad and anyone tied to your dad number of relatives decreases number of affects: not just a matter of how ppl think about family but other things status of women: cognatic: when women marry, they combine families under agantic: women are just transferred from one family to another (legal theory) alliance marriages are still kept alive women are mediators between birth families and their husbands marriages shift of agnatic kinship dimishes women’s status shift in inheritance: early middle ages we used partible inheritance partible inheritance: reasonably equal division in property, even daughters premogeniture: first born son gets everything the rise of this ^ is not a simple story. patrimony- land porperty of the family,keep it united becase premogeniture exclude younger sons from getting fathers wealth, they either join the church or make their own money knights pillage to get money to set themselves up as independent lords consequence of women- they lose their inheritance right because they dont get ttheir parents land, they have no power making them more dependent on the males in their life we have these shifts in family structure, church has become strong through the reform movement
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