Flashcards on Feudalism and Medieval Europe

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What is feudalism?

Feudalism was a social system in medieval Europe where land was granted in exchange for service and loyalty.

When did feudalism develop in Europe?

Feudalism began to develop in Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries.

How did feudalism work?

Feudalism worked by exchanging land for military or other services. Lords granted land to vassals, who in turn pledged their loyalty and services to the lords.

Who was at the top of the feudal system?

At the top of the feudal system was the king or monarch.

What role did knights play in feudalism?

Knights were heavily armored warriors who served the lords in exchange for land.

What was a manor in medieval Europe?

A manor was the lord's estate or landholding where peasants lived and worked.

What were the obligations of serfs in feudalism?

Serfs were peasants who were bound to the land and had to provide labor services, pay rent, and give a portion of their crops to the lords.

What led to the decline of feudalism?

Several factors, including the Black Death, the rise of cities and merchant class, and the development of stronger centralized monarchies, led to the decline of feudalism.

What is a fief in feudalism?

A fief was a piece of land granted to a vassal by a lord in exchange for loyalty and services.

Who had the most power in the feudal system?

The king or monarch had the most power in the feudal system.

What impact did feudalism have on society in medieval Europe?

Feudalism created a hierarchical system where social status and power were determined by land ownership and obligations.

What were the responsibilities of nobles in feudalism?

Nobles were responsible for governing their lands, providing military service to the king, and maintaining order among their vassals.

What was a vassal in feudalism?

A vassal was a person who held land from a lord and pledged loyalty and services in return.

What was the role of the Catholic Church in feudal society?

The Catholic Church played a significant role in feudal society, providing spiritual guidance, education, and acting as a unifying force.

What were the main social classes in medieval Europe?

The main social classes in medieval Europe were the clergy (church officials), nobles, knights, and peasants (serfs).

What is feudalism?

Feudalism was a social system in medieval Europe where land was granted in exchange for service and loyalty.

When did feudalism develop in Europe?

Feudalism began to develop in Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries.

How did feudalism work?

Feudalism worked by exchanging land for military or other services. Lords granted land to vassals, who in turn pledged their loyalty and services to the lords.

Who was at the top of the feudal system?

At the top of the feudal system was the king or monarch.

What role did knights play in feudalism?

Knights were heavily armored warriors who served the lords in exchange for land.

What was a manor in medieval Europe?

A manor was the lord's estate or landholding where peasants lived and worked.

What were the obligations of serfs in feudalism?

Serfs were peasants who were bound to the land and had to provide labor services, pay rent, and give a portion of their crops to the lords.

What led to the decline of feudalism?

Several factors, including the Black Death, the rise of cities and merchant class, and the development of stronger centralized monarchies, led to the decline of feudalism.

What is a fief in feudalism?

A fief was a piece of land granted to a vassal by a lord in exchange for loyalty and services.

Who had the most power in the feudal system?

The king or monarch had the most power in the feudal system.

What impact did feudalism have on society in medieval Europe?

Feudalism created a hierarchical system where social status and power were determined by land ownership and obligations.

What were the responsibilities of nobles in feudalism?

Nobles were responsible for governing their lands, providing military service to the king, and maintaining order among their vassals.

What was a vassal in feudalism?

A vassal was a person who held land from a lord and pledged loyalty and services in return.

What was the role of the Catholic Church in feudal society?

The Catholic Church played a significant role in feudal society, providing spiritual guidance, education, and acting as a unifying force.

What were the main social classes in medieval Europe?

The main social classes in medieval Europe were the clergy (church officials), nobles, knights, and peasants (serfs).

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