Essays Tagged: "Vassal"

Comparing Feudal System to Caste System

move up the social ladder and one could only be one varna. In Feudalism, one could be a lord and a vassal at the same time one person could pledge allegiance to more than one lord at a time. Also, in ... in the feudal system, most people were serfs that were bound to the land. The serfs, the lords, the vassals and everybody had a certain duty to fulfill. The king granted the lords land, the lords in e ...

(2 pages) 69 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Feudalism in Today's Society

ed to defend themselves from their many enemies. The main reason that people were willing to become vassals and work for their lord was so that they could be protected by him (Tierney 162). In the sam ... enemies that arise. In the feudal system, this protection was in the form of armies provided by the vassals to the lord. These armies where made up of knights who where expected to fight when called u ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a short description of the Feudal System during the middle ages.

The feudal system was a way of government based on obligations between the lord or king and vassal.The king gave large estates to his friends and relatives. These estates known as the fief inc ... ncluded houses, barns, tools, animals, and serfs or peasants. The king also promised to protect the vassal on the field or in the courts. In return the nobles who were granted the fiefs swore an oath ...

(2 pages) 49 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Foundation of the Communist Movement

t, known as feudalism, is a system in which freedom becomes slightly more obtainable, yet a lord or vassal who oversees all rules. The third, and most controversial of stages, is known as capitalism. ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Feudalism in Western Europe

rvice and loyalty. Feudalism was built upon a relationship of obligation and mutual service between vassal and lords. Vassals were considered to be "servants" and the lord was a granter of the fiefs. ... money granted by the lord on condition that he or she would then render their services to the lord. Vassals were required to attend the lord at his court, help administer justice and contribute money ...

(2 pages) 65 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Book Report: F.L. Ganshof's "Feudalism" This is a 5 page paper in which recieved a B+ in my Western Civ Honors class

s that every landlord award suit and service to his overlord, entailing demand in return from every vassal. Army service and legislative duty could be performed as a payment to the nation for land. Th ... ld not work without every note in tune and playing. The main musical notes, so to speak, are lords, vassals, fiefs, and charters. The notes finally come together to form the final piece in the third c ...

(5 pages) 52 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


Feudalism came to as a government containing kings, vassals, knights, lords, lesser lords, and peasants. Feudalism is a loosely organized system of rule ... ol over peasants and protection from the Muslims and the Magyars.The relationship between lords and vassals was established by customs and traditions. A lord granted his vassal fief or land, which ran ... anged from a few hundred acres to a square mile in which it included peasants to work the land. The vassal pledged loyalty and military service to his lord. Besides granting an estate, Lords also prom ...

(3 pages) 44 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Political and Economic Characteristics of Feudalism

land was by fief; the grantor of the fief was the suzerain, or overlord, and the recipient was the vassal. The fief was formally acquired following the ceremony of homage, in which the vassal, kneeli ... ds in those of the lord and declared himself his man, and the overlord bound himself by kissing the vassal and raising him to his feet. The vassal then swore an oath of fealty, vowing to be faithful t ...

(2 pages) 51 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Feudalism and Norman Influence

aracterized by the localization of political and economic supremacy in the hands of lords and their vassals and by the exercise of that power from the base of castles, each of which subjugated the reg ... portrayal of feudal society.In theory, diagrammatic feudalism resembled a pyramid, with the lowest vassals at its base and the lines of authority flowing up to the peak of the structure, the king7. I ...

(16 pages) 46 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers


uld grant their land to the knights in return for military services. The knights were then known as vassals. A vassal is a person who has received land in return for services. In 1100 a system called ... ef. The fief was a grant of the land. It was otherwise known as a contract between the lord and the vassal. The primogeniture kept fiefs from being subdivided among the sons. This is how it used to be ...

(5 pages) 47 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lords & Vassals

yalty began its ascension into the history of the world. Kings and lords ruled most of the land and vassals protected and cared for it. How did this social structure evolve into what most of us envisi ... peasants to find lords to protect them in return for services which created another class known as vassals. The obligations of a vassal to his lord was rather simple, six such virtues to gover ...

(2 pages) 731 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Impact of Feudalism

medieval Europe. Feudalism was a political system that was based on the contracts between lords and vassals, for land and protection. Feudalism effected political, social, religious, and economical as ... ed "fiefs". The lords then divided their land among the lesser nobles who became their servants or "vassals". Sometimes men who owned land would turn it over to a lord in exchange for protection.The m ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Middle Ages Economy

time. It was based heavily on the honor system. The king had overall power, then the lord, then the vassals, or landowners, and finally down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or ... down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or estates, could be rented out to one vassal who would then rent portions of the fief to three more, and so on. Each person would give the ...

(5 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Fiefs And Vassals

Looking at Feudalism with a Medieval Set of Spectacles In ?Fiefs and Vassals, The Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted,? Reynolds attempts, and succeeds, to evaluate the conc ... y that her purpose is to, ?explore the relationships between the modern concepts of the fief and of vassalage on one hand, and the evidence of property law and of social and political relations that [ ... sions are threefold. Reynolds asserts that the modern concept of medieval evolution between a lord, vassal, and a fief are developments of a twelfth century myth (Pg. 475). Her concept is that the fre ...

(1 pages) 634 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Emperor Qin Shi Huang

sh this, Ying Zheng changed his name to Qin Shi Huang.Qin Shi started his reforms by destroying the vassal system. Also, he established prefectures and counties, ruled by the emperor. He believed that ...

(1 pages) 19 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History