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What is the main political characteristics of European feudalism?
Feudalism was a system that was developed in a time of crisis, when there were no strong central governments. Kings needed a system to defend the towns and countryside of thei…r kingdoms. Lords needed a way to defend their properties. And peasants needed a way to find protection from raiders, wars, famine, and the other problems they faced. What was produced out of this was the pyramid structure of mutual support, based on estates an promises, called feudalism. In this system, kings gave land to lords in exchange for promises of support, and the lords gave the lands to peasants to farm in exchange for food and protection. It was a good system in a time when military forces were needed quickly on a local basis. The need could be anything from defense against robbers or Viking raiders to defense against invading armies. But there were several different things that made the system unstable. One was that it depended on oaths promising support, and it was only as good as the oaths were. When a feudal lord decided to work against his king rather than for him, it was a problem for the king. Another was that it only worked as long as the peasants had nothing better to do. When opportunities to find jobs in towns or cities presented themselves, they were prone to running off. This was self limiting to some extent, because there was danger inherent in freedom, and there was safety and food on the manors they farmed. But when the Black Plague struck, they even ran off to manors whose lords promised a better deal on rents or freedoms, and since the new manorial obligations were negotiable, they were much more free, which effectively ended any feudal ties they had. Another thing that worked against feudalism is that it was only necessary when the king was too poor to have a standing army. As soon as he could afford to keep an army, the feudal lords were not much help any more and he didn't need them. Feudalism did not last all that long. While the manorial component was derived from Roman law, full fledged feudalism did not come into being until the Carolingian Empire, in the 9th century. But it never spread in its full manifestation to all of Europe, and died out in many places before the end of the Middle Ages. There is a link below to an article on feudalism.
The both had a decentralized government.
Feudalism was strongest in France. It also lasted the longest.
Well basically there is only one that I know of right now..... If you don't trust me to bad for you! I am in a honors social studies class and i am the smartest out of everyon…e ANSWER: A characteristic of European Feudalism was land in exchange for military services
How did the collapse of central authority in the European world led to a new political system known as feudalism?
Feudalism emerged as a result of the decentralization of the European empire. This was a system for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land i…n exchange of service or labour.
An exchange of land for services
The manor had a set of rights between a lord and his serfs. The lord provided his serfs with farmland, protection, and housing. In return serfs farmed the lord's lands, and p…erformed other tasks to maintain the estate. All serfs owed the lord certain duties. That included at least a few days of labor each week and a certain portion of their grain.
European feudalism is a peasant or a serf that becomes a slave for a noble to get protection from them. Answer 2 Feudalism is a convergent social mechanism, where the owners…hip of land or production becomes concentrated in few hands. In the long run, you have a few folk living the good life, with the many providing it, and themselves living poorly. These conditions still prevail in many countries today. In one of the worst forms, the debts fo a Father have to be repaid by his sons/grandsons, accumulating interest all the time. The wealthier folk tend to protect their patch, and choose a king, whose word is THE LAW. In England, the Barons considered that King John was taking too much of their share, and staged a rebellion, and the Magna Carta was the result. Which addressed the 'problems' of the Barons, but in fact didn't give a lot to the folk at the bottom. Eventually, wiser heads prevailed, and the concept of universal rights arose. New Zealand even took this so far as to allow women full voting rights, and allowed similar privelege to the native peoples as well. This 'white-anting' is now widespread. 3rd Answer Feudalism is a rather poorly defined term that means different things to different people. It is applied to economic and political systems of reciprocal obligation, in which power is distributed in exchange for support. Narrowly defined, it is an economic system used in the 9th through 15th centuries in Europe, by larger countries with weak central governments, as a way of distributing power through successive levels of authority in exchange for support. Its advantage was that it meant small, sudden problems, such as Viking raids, could be dealt with without having to mobilize a national military. They way it operated was that a monarch provided land and power to great lords who gave him support in return; the higher lords gave land and power to lesser lords, who in turn supported them. The support was primarily military. Broadly defined, feudalism is nearly equated with manorialism, in which a landlord gave homes, land to farm, and protection to peasants who worked the land, but on a scale that had implications at the national level. Some countries that operated this way had strong central governments and so were not strictly feudal according to the above narrow definition. England of the 14th century is one example, the small kingdoms in Spain being others. The term feudalism is extended to include any system that is similar to either of the above, such as in Japan, and so on. There is a link below to an article on feudalism.
FEUDALISM; POWERFUL NOBLES GRANTED LAND TO LESSER NOBLES IN EXCHANGE FOR LOYALTY AND MILITARY SERVICE. MANORIALISM; A LORD AND SEVERAL FAMILIES SHARED THE LAND OF THE M…ANOR, PEASANTS FARMED 2/3 OF THE LAND, PROVIDED SERVICES AND PAID TAXES
In Japan, merchants were not as well regarded, peasant farmers were more highly regarded and women were exacted to be stronger.
Land was exchanged for military service and obligations.
The medieval period is Europe was characterised by a form of social organisation known as "feudalism." This was a complex system of rights and obligations, under which land wa…s held in return for service to the landowner. Under feudalism, medieval society formed a pyramid, with the King at the top. The King theoretically owned all the land in the country, parcelling it out to the lords, in exchange for (mainly military) support. As well as the land, the lord obtained rights to control its use and enforce the law within its boundaries. In turn, the lords delegated land to their subordinates, in exchange for the subordinates' promised service to the lord, and so on, until the level of the peasants, who actually worked the land. Typically, the peasant tenant's rent obligations involved working on the lord's demesne and/or giving part of their crop to the lord, with further obligation to fight for the lord when required. After the drastic fall in population due to the Black Death, money rents came to replace work on the lord's demesne. The Norman conquest he 1066 invasion was the most significant factor in shaping the development of British feudalism. However, even in those areas where Norman power was strongest - the agriculturally productive South and East - the distinctions between royalty and barons and knights were not very sharp until the end of the 16th century. In the North and West, older patterns of social relations tended to persist to some degree until the 16th century. In these areas, the basis of power was not rooted not so much in power over the distribution of land but in control of a kin goup.1 Lords Feudal lordship was hereditary, with feudal rights and duties passing automatically to the eldest son on the lord's death. A lord was tied to his subordinates, and vice versa, through ties that might extend across several generations. A lord must be closely involved with his people. He lived in the territory which he held or risked losing it. An essential feature of the feudal system was that political and economic
Local lords were called daimyo. They retained soldiers called samurai. The top ruling lord in Japan was called the Shogun. The feudal leaders received tribute from the t…erritories they were responsible for.
to protect people form attacking and looting.
The feudal system is a political system that was prevalent in Europe in between the eighth and fourteenth centuries. Most of the agricultural society was largely supported… by the feudal system social hierarchy. In the feudal system, most of the rights and privileges were given to the Upper classes. In this hierarchical structure, the kings occupied the topmost position, followed by barons, bishops, knights and villains or peasants.