Samurai were warriors of premodern Japan (Samurai - Japanese Warriors, 2016) who served a lord(Daimyo) and gave power and authority to the Shoguns in return Daimyo gave the Samurai land and shelter. To aid them in battle they wore armour
Feudalism was based largely off of the concept of the comitatus, or war band. Its key institutions included lordship and vassalage. Vassals provided unwavering loyalty and military service in exchange for a grant of land called a fief. This “system” was heavily rooted in the war bands of the Germanic tribes of the first century. In exchange for war booty, warriors would pledge service to seasoned chieftains.
The suyu were Chincahy, Anti, Qualla, and Kuniti Suyu and each one was governed by a person called an Apu. The Inspectors watched over people to make sure that everyone was following the ways of the Inca. The military generals were usually relatives of the Sapa Inca and they were called the Apukuna. The Inca had two main taxes in order to run the government. The first tax was a portion of the crops and they were divided up three ways.
He established the feudal contract vowing to give land to his people. Under him was the lords and the nobles. They too had to commit to sharing a portion of their land in order to keep the peace agreement. Next was the vassals and knights. They were known for their chivalry.
Japan’s army followed the code of bushido, and Europe’s army had the code of chivalry (Doc E). Bushido was a code in which the samurais would devote their entire lives to serving their masters (Doc E). Samurais who followed the code of bushido would live life according to the Way, and punishing those who did not live their life working towards the way (Doc E). Samurais believed in the Way and the balance that it depicts (Doc F). Chivalry on the other hand was a code by which the European knights would follow (Doc E).
The emperor’s authority was stronger than citizens in Japan because Meiji Constriction enacted that Tenno had supreme power in Japan, so Tenno could control Japanese politics and military power. It was called Emperor Sovereignty which means the form of government that is Tenno seized power. Also, Japanese
Day 1, 1147 CE, I was now on the way to becoming a warrior. Today I was becoming a samurai instead of a normal Japanese citizen. I had learned the idea of bushido. This means that I had to follow a very strict set of rules. My position and social status began to change.
E) This is important because it shows one similarity between Japan’s swordsmen and Europe’s knights. Also stated in “The Way of the Samurai,” and “Le Morte d’ Arthur,” the codes that a samurai follows is Bushido and Chivalry, the moral code that a knight follows (Doc. E). In Bushido, a samurai keeps a state of peace between other people, but uses his weapons only when necessary. One will be respectful between father and child, older sibling to younger sibling, and husband to wife.
A peasant living during the Shang dynasty would work all day in the fields, constantly plowing away in order to produce crops. He would have “lived in sunken houses of stamped earth and made offerings to local gods of the soil and kitchen hearth” (Stearns et al. 57) Living with him would be his wife, whom he probably would not have known previous to their marriage. Similar to any other man throughout all the social classes, he would have had complete control in his household and maintain all of the power. However, he would have very little power in his community compared to the king and nobles.
Social Order (customs, education, family life, class and caste, leisure activities, decision-making, gender roles) Warriors fought for the Aztecs. Men farmed their own or nobles land. There were three classes. On the top was the emperor who was supported by the military. 1st was the nobles who were military and government authority.
They would do simple tasks and would sometimes carry the knight’s flag into battle with his master. This would be a very important part as a squire because it was knight’s honor. Some other jobs a squire would partake include guarding prisoners and ensuring an honorable burial for a deceased knight. A knight would often take his squire into the battlefield to prove his worth and skills. Once he proved his loyalty and skill in battle, he would partake in the dubbing or knighting ceremony by a lord that made him a