Eastern and Western European countries had many differences on economics and political structures. Both the East and the West tried to achieve an absolute monarchy, which can be described as a type of government where the monarch has complete rule over everything. Although both had an absolute monarchy at some point, they were structured differently and one much more successful than the other. In Eastern Europe the members of nobility had almost all of the control over the poor peasants who lived in their community. They controlled their judicial and economical state.
They were military leaders and are landholders who had were held responsible for the land. To guard their land, the Daimyo’s must hire and pay samurai. They had received land by taking an oath to the shoguns. Daimyo had power over his army and had power under the shoguns. The samurais were in the warrior class.
The second to last person on the pyramid was the knights. The knights were the ones who protection everyone in the kingdom. The last people on the pyramid was the peasants, which paid rent and farmed the land (they really didn 't get a lot of respect). Similar to Source B, Source C states there were trade routes, so that people can trade gold and salt. Also, the territory were getting taken over.
Feudal lords, part of the nobility, were powerful local leaders solidifying control in territories of political, military, economic and even religious affairs (C. Smith ). A vassal or knight had lesser status than a feudal lord, but he was still part of the military elite (C. Smith ). At the bottom of the system were peasants and serfs, those who were bound to the land they worked on (Richardson). They made up the majority of the population (Cels 4). Feudalism was gradually shaped into an economic, military, and government system based on feudal oaths between different
The Vassals would run the land and help keep for the land. The Serfs and Peasants would do all the physical labor well most of it however they had the worst lives.The Wealthy classes would hold grand ceremonies and banquets, collected taxes, settled disputed, and made laws-they held special court sessions to sort out arguments over land-holding. But for the Serfs/Peasants life was rough the only way for freedom for the Serfs was to marry a free women, or saving enough money to buy a plot of land. According to the law, they did not belong to themselves, everything they had belonged to the
Respect (A Discussion on Chivalry used in The Green Knight and Morte D’Arthur.) Chivalry is code of conduct used by knights, and heroes of the past. “Chivalry, the order of knighthood and, especially, the code of knightly behavior that was a feature of the High and later Middle Ages in western Europe”(Funk). Along with this idea of Chivalry, Feudalism was used in Europe as well. Feudalism is the system of both government and land ownership, where in exchange for a nobleman 's oath of loyalty, a king would grant them land.
The early middle ages began approximately around 400 AD, after the fall of Roman Empire. Germanic and Norse tribes, called Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisian began to take over, bringing their Anglo-Saxon traditions and almost ending Christianity. Anglo-Saxon traditions brought the rise of feudalism, an arrangement in which a king offered land to noblemen in exchange for protection and the noblemen offered protection to the peasant in return for living and working on such land (Annenberg Foundation). Paganism – the worship of many gods and stories such as Beowulf, replaced Christianity. One of the oldest epic poems, Beowulf, a young hero, comes to the aid of a community in crisis, monsters are killing the townsfolk and the head monster, Grendel
Therefore, a sovereign prince must have unlimited, permanent, perpetual power over his government and people. King Louis XIV accomplished this task by first taking away the control that the citizens had: titles. Louis XIV established a militia to protect his kingdom instead of using nobles and vassals in order to weaken their power. As a result, the feudal series was destroyed and the power of the nobility along with it (Historical Memoirs of the Duc De Saint- Simon). A key cause of the vassal’s loyalty to nobility was because the nobility protected their subjects from outside assaults on the village while the king did not protect them.
There was a big difference between both. Slaves had no rights, or freedom, and weren’t paid. Indentured servants were paid. Both can’t sell products they make. Bothe of them have a master.
While the first principle has only economic function, the latter two principles have different social and political functions too. Therefore, a system based on only an economic principle, namely the market system, has no validity. It is an exceptional phenomenon in which the economy is disembedded from the society as an autonomous domain. This disembedding system renders the elements of production, land, labor, and money, into fictitious commodities. Through agricultural transformation land is included to the market system.
They “feared strong national government would lead to tyranny” and wanted strong state governments (Document 3). Led by Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry, the antifederalists were mainly supported by small farmers, small landowners, and
The purpose of slavery was to serve, labor, pleasure and greed. Slaves served and were gifted occupations, such as craftsmen, coopers, metal forgers, potters, and sugar boilers. Those employments for the most part went to men. Ladies restricted to hands on work, however some filled in as house slaves. More men were brought from Africa as slaves than ladies.
Vassals were lords and knights and they had the duty of resolving conflicts between serfs (Richardson). The knights or vassals lived in castles or manor houses with the lord and his family as well as with other soldiers (Keen 15). Furthermore, Magna Carta stated that in England, the king 's vassals had to give financial aid for the marriage of the king 's oldest daughter, the knighting of his eldest son, and for the king 's ransom (A. Smith 4). The lord was also given