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Middle Ages in Europe by dfhdhdhdhjr

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									MIDDLE AGES IN EUROPE
FEUDALISM
 Social and Political system based on the
  exchange of land and loyalty
 Designed to protect people and fill governmental
  void
SOCIAL STRUCTURE




                   Noble Class




                   Commoners
              Feudalism             Manorialism/Manor Systems
           (social/political)                  (economic)


   Kings/Lords                        Economic system, based
       provide a fief (land) to        upon the manor, that is
        vassals in exchange for
        loyalty                         designed to work within
                                        the hierarchy of Feudalism
   Vassals                            Europe is unsafe (lacks
       take an Oath of Fealty in
        exchange for land (fief)        strong central government)
                                       Self-sufficient community
   Social structure of                Based primarily on
    feudalism
       based on a concrete
                                        agriculture (farming)
        hierarchy
MANOR SYSTEM
   Lord/King
       Head of manor
           Creates rules, laws, punishments, etc.
   Serfs
     Agricultural worker (farmer)
     “tied” to the land
           NOT slaves = can’t be bought or sold

								
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