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The Decline Of Feudalism

Deeply discuss and analyze the causes of Feudalism's decline.

Mattia Livraghi

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of The Decline Of Feudalism

Deep discussion and analysis of Feudalism's decline causes! The Decline Of Feudalism Social Political Cultural Geographic Economic What will this Prezi specifically be about? Feudalism was a social,
economic and political system
designed for 3 primary purposes
and main needs: 1. Protection
And Safety 2. Social
Stability 3. Political Order Feudalism managed to maintain stability and order within Europe for a very large amount
of time. Feudalism eventually
declined because people
managed to find what
Feudalism provided
throughout sources which
were more beneficial to
them. However... Crusades.
Caused an increase in trade between Muslims and European Christians.
Price of Muslim goods in Europe extremely costly.
Increase in power of the merchants in towns.
Loss of power of Lords on Feudal manors.
Weakening and decline of Feudalism. Magna Carta - Great Charter.
More rights given to common people.
Power of kings limited.
Feudal social structure unbalanced.
Feudalism declined. Innovations in farming.
Food surplus.
Peasants and farmers moved to cities.
Started own shops and became self-employed.
Didn't need the social stability and protection provided by Feudalism. Tradesmen could invest their money on items brought back from Holy Lands.
Merchants rapidly became wealthy.
Creation of yet another very important social class.
Contrast to the hierarchical of Feudalism.
Decline of Feudal social structure. Plague - Crusades - Magna Carta (Great Charter)
Shifts of political power.
Changes in political system of Feudalism.
Rise of a new social class: Merchants.
Power shift.
Feudal manors: Medieval Europe.
Town: Modern Europe.
Decline of Feudal manor systems. Transition to money system.
Nobles, lords and large landowners wanted more money.
Sell more crops in markets.
Produce more food.
Peasants responsible for food growth.
Motivations for peasants:
Lords and land owners in the countryside = Fear, threats and punishments.
Progressive land owners = Money.
Peasants wanted and needed money. Peasants were paid.
Merchants imported goods from Holy Lands.
Specialists sold crafts in towns.
Increase of amount of money circulating in the economy.
Transition from feudalism to capitalism.
Need: where to put and store all the money.
Banks Kings became more powerful during the High Middle Ages.
Kings rarely left their kingdoms.
Nobles and knights instead were physically not in Europe.
Expansion of the king's power.
Central and primary set of laws began to emerge in many countries.
Kings founded strong militaries to enforce.
Laws became more centralized.
Boarders of kingdoms became more defined.
Military power or decisions were in the hands of only the king.
Political system of Feudalism changed.
Decline of Feudalism. Crusades established communication between Christian and Muslim culture.
Less devotion of Christians.
Pope lost power.
Without Pope, Feudalism struggled to maintain stability.
Feudalism declined. Black Death:
Central Asia
Middle East
Influential impacts on economy, politics and society.
Absence of stability.
Feudalism declined. Conclusion Feudalism declined because of a broad series of events which influenced Feudal system economically, politically, socially, culturally and geographically. What most influenced Feudalism involved the new social classes that developed, the people who lived in cities and contributed to the failure of manors, the people who earned and spent money, the people who created their own trade-based jobs rather than only working on the land. All those reforms don't however mean that Feudalism instantly disappeared. Yet, at this point in history, new social and economic structures (conditions) were starting to replace Feudalism. In other words people managed to find what Feudalism
provided throughout sources which were
more beneficial to them.
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