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feudalism in europe
Transcript of feudalism in europe
provides money, army on demand Bestows land on his many nobles. Bestows land on his many knights. Nobility Provides military service and protection on demand. Knights Bestows land on his many vassals. provides military service and food on demand. vassals Social classes Are well Defined. In the feudal system, status determined a person's prestige & power. Medieval writers classified people into three groups: nobles & knights, men & women of church, & the peasants social class was usually inherited. Manors: The Economic side of Feudalism The manor was the lord's estate. During the Middle Ages, the manor system was the basic economic arrangement. The manor system rested on a set of rights & obligations between a lord & his serfs. Knights Nobility Viking warships were awe-inspiring. The largest of these long ships held 300 warriors, who took turns rowing the ship's 72 oars. The prow of each ship swept grandly upward,often ending with the carved head of a sea monster. Rollo charles the simple Harshness of Manor Life. For the privilege of living on the lord's land, peasants paid a high price. They paid a tax on all grain ground in the lord's mill. Any attempt to avoid taxes by baking bread elsewhere was treated as a crime. Many children did not survive to adulthood. Ilness and malnutrition were constant afflictions for medieval peasants. Average life expactancy was about 35 years. Resources
*world history book