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Feudalism to Absolutism
Transcript of Feudalism to Absolutism
Is a monarchical form of government in which the monarch has absolute power among his or her people. An absolute monarch wields unrestricted political power over the sovereign state and its people. One example of an absolute ruler would be Louis XIV, people called him "the Sun King," meaning he people need him and he is there Lord.
Louis the XIV
The Causes of the End and the Rise
Feudal warfare was one of the main causes of the decline of Feudalism.Lords competing with one another for power, throughout the land and the rights of inheritance.Some local wars was cause of greed, honor, family and many more conflicts.
A number of factors contributed to the rise of Absolute monarchies in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the first place the disorder, anarchy and confusion which prevailed in Europe during the Medieval period greatly contributed to the growth of the absolute monarchies.
Since the order of feudalism was in trouble, people were fed up with uncertain conditions which caused them untold misery and were willing to be ruled by an absolute ruler who could assure them peace and order.
The End of
and The rise
The basic government in Europe during the
Middle Ages was based around the Feudalism.
Most people think that
these two forms of government
are similar because of the fact that both systems are ruled by Monarchs or Kings/Queens.
Pope / Church
The church was the most powerful and influencial, they were above the Kings.
Nobles also known as barons were the most powerful and wealthy Noblemen, who received their fiefs (land) directly from the King.
The King was the highest noble in Feudal system. They gave land to their nobles inexchange for protection.
Knights and Vassals were lesser lords who were granted land from their lords (noble) and in return provided military service and protection.
Peasants, Serfs and Common people made up the majority of population during Feudal time.
common people don't have the power and wealth that nobles, and king have.
When we compare Absolutism to Feudalism, Absolutism monarchs have all the power while in Feudalism the monarchs doesn't have all the power.
Throughout European history the Divine Rights of the King was the theological justification for absolute monarchy.
A particular version of absolutist theory is called The Divine Rights of the King.Divine rights theorists insisted that the ruler's authority was from god alone (not from community)
known as the Great or the Sun King, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as the king of the France