Feudalism: Japan vs. Europe Feudalism changed the way people lived their everyday life. There was a point where people had to rely on others for stabilization and support. Though there is only one purpose of feudalism, it had different effects throughout the world. European feudalism was based on contract where as Japanese feudalism was based on personal relationship with the lords and vassals.
The concept of Chivalry has baffled countless medieval historians throughout the years. Chivalry was supposedly a code that knights and nobles lived their lives by. Similarly to other social structures that were in place in the past historians have struggled to draw conclusions as to the extent to which people lived according to chivalric principles. Sir Walter Scott believed that knights aspired to the code of chivalry, but that in the real world the code was impossible to live according to such a code. This conclusion gives a clear picture of chivalry.
Their job was to protect Japanese including the Emperor. To control the land they were paid by the Daimyo. The samurai also swore an oath (to his loyalty) to the Daimyo. Regularly, the samurais must collect taxes and run the land. The samurais have a code called Bushido.
Examples of these are that lances were longer than the Japanese Naginata, and swords were much bigger than the Japanese Katana. In Medieval Europe, lords were the military leaders, while in Tokugawa Japan, Shoguns and Daimyos lead the military system. Samurai and knights had different approaches to death, as knights were bound by Catholic law, while Samurai were not religious. Tokugawa Japan had many cultural and traditional differences from Medieval
I on the other was raised in a tight nit family with high spiritual beliefs that I feel is my purpose to instill in my family. Taken as a whole I believe our nature and nurture determined these differences in how we viewed family, faith, culture, and traditions. Here Bandura’s theory of modeling, Bronfenbrenners theory of ecology, and Baumrind’s theory of parenting are all demonstrated in both our lives. Our natural environment shaped our individual character; for Leah, she is independent and a character all of her own, but I am independent yet still follow a set pattern that of my family and beliefs. Furthermore social interactions and involvements along with behaviors demonstrated to us also played a huge role in how we live our lives
Also, one similarity was that the weapons they used were all part of the warfare category. One last similarity is that both samurai and knights had armored plates but the knights wore more armor because the samurais need their right armor to fire the arrows. A difference between them was that from the samurai's weapons they used shock warfare which was “striking the enemy with weapons like swords, lances, or axes,” and the knights used projectile warfare which was “shooting or throwing arrows, javelins, and bullets.” Another difference between them was that the knights armored weighed a lot more than samurai's armor, in the document it says that the knights armor was weighed up to 40 to 60 pounds and it doesn’t say how much the samurai’s armor weighs up
Knights and Samurai are both similar and different in many ways. Both groups of warriors work under the feudal system. Feudalism is where the warrior works for a lord in exchange for land. They must be loyal to their Lord. In Japan, loyalty to the lord was hereditary.
There was a big difference between classes that were military over the non-military classes of society. The classes particularly below the the military were expected to be overall good citizens, and were rewarded if they acted accordingly. In a text written in 1336 by Nikaido Ze’en named the Kemmu Code, there are many overarching rules proposed that are aimed for the average citizen in the local area. A few of these rules are taken from an excerpt of the Kemmu code, they are written out in a rough listed outline as
According to The Way of the Samurai by William De Bary, “the business of the samurai is to reflect on his own station in life, to give loyal service to his master if he has one, to strengthen his fidelity in associations with friends, and, with due consideration of his own position, to devote himself to duty above all” (206). In Tokugawa Japan, this Way, also known as “bushido”, was founded by Yamaga Soko who “combined the virtues of Confucian scholar and warrior” (Schirokauer 361). Not only was bushido something that all samurai followed, but they were to adhere to the Confucian approach which “strives to fulfill the Way of the lord and subject, friend and friend, parent and child, older and younger brother, and husband and wife” (De Bary
Respect is to treat people as they should be treated. Selfless Service is putting the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own. Honor is simply living up to the Army Values. Integrity is doing what is right legally and morally. Personal courage is facing fear, danger or adversity (physical and
Samurai and knight Have you ever made a lincoln log cabin? Well medieval europe and japan were two big linkin logs that were different in many ways. It is the medieval era and japan are in pieces that is unit both adopt a warrior class samurai and the knight. Were the similarities greater than the differences.
Comparing and contrasting Jamestown and New England. Ever notice how different things are throughout history? Some include the U.S.As differences of opinion from England which lead to the American Revolution. Jamestown and the New England colonist are also a set of difference as to why they came to America, how they interacted with the natives, and where they landed and how it affected how they lived. Although there are some similarities, there were more differences than similarities because the area was different where each of them landed.