Feudalism: The Great Chain Of Being

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An important part of feudalism as a whole was the Great Chain of Being, which was a religious belief that provided the people with hope and supported feudalism well. The Great Chain of Being was a belief that was similar to the structure of feudalism. The church reinforced The Divine Order, also known as the Great Chain of Being, which was the belief that the universe had a specific place in rank for everything (Mularski). Feudalism was based on this Great Chain of Being where each level was dependent upon another, and this idea spread and made the church powerful (Richardson 2).The ranks were based on the spirit of a being, and the more it had, the higher the rank of it was (Mularski).The order from highest to lowest rank or place in the…show more content…
All manors in Medieval Europe contained the same rooms and key elements. A new vassal got a fief that is either a large manor house or a small castle, depending on their wealth (Nardo 20). Castles were another form of manors and they were the grander of structures where high ranking nobles, kings, and queens lived (Frey 5). The Great Hall was the principal room and was known as, “the hall” and it was a large room with a high ceiling while it was the most important room because it was used as a place for social and formal gatherings. It was used as a lounging area where some of the lord’s family members ate, slept, and socialized, who also slept in different parts of the manor (Nardo 21). The daughters and sons of the lord slept on opposite sides of the chambers of the attic (Nardo 23). The lord and lady slept in a great chamber while the ladies in waiting and children slept in a room adjoining this (Nardo 23). The first story had cellars, granaries, great boxes, barrels, casks and more household tools while the second story was where the common rooms of the residents and the larders, pantry, and buttery were (Nardo 22). The outbuildings were buildings outside that contained crops, orchards, vineyards, pastures for cattle and sheep, and huts for the small farmers that could’ve been made into a village (Nardo 25). The church was at the center of the village, where the community

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