Ekam History FINAL.docx

November 23, 2018 History

center000The Feudal SystemMedieval Period|Ekamjot Singh | CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDEVIDENCE REVIEW FINDINGS AND CASE STUDYCONCLUSIONREFERENCE LISTINTRODUCTION-1143003088005(Figure 1) (Figure 1) The medieval period is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history. It was the time/period often associated with knights/religions and imbalance. The medieval period occurred around 476 AD to 1492 in Western Europe, at the fall of the Roman civilization and the feudal system or Feudalism which was the model of government was created. This was the time when the Black Death occurred, the Black Death is a plague that had took over 75 million lives. Figure 1 shows the map of Medieval Europe. The focus of this report will be on the Feudal System during the medieval period in Western Europe.-1022358890BACKGROUND center194246500left53530500Stages of Medieval EuropeFeudalism all started around the 8th century. However, feudalism actually began to develop around the 10th century in Europe. The Kings who had a big portion of land would give small portions of land to nobles. The nobles who took the land, accepted the responsibility of guarding the King if any wars or any kind of fighting occurred.Evidence Review A source of information was from the site https://www.britannica.com/topic/feudalism . The site gave information on the history of feudalism, translation and meaning of words used during the medieval times, the hierarchy of power and how the king was being protected by Nobles, Knights and Peasants. left5270500(Figure 2)Figure 2 shows the power that each class has. In this diagram it shows that the Kings has the highest power and controls the nobles, knights and peasants. The king controls a huge portion of land in his state and cannot defend himself on his own. The King gives land to the nobles and a section of where they must guard. Below the nobles are knight. The knights are people who give sheltering, protecting and food, they also have heavy gear to protect themselves and to guard the King, nobles and the peasants. The peasants are workers who pay for rent and the area of which they guard them also get food, farm land and give shelter, they also help defend themselves and the higher classes above them. Based on additional research, this information is relatively accurate and paints a clearer picture of the power hierarchy in medieval times.Findings and Case StudyHow did feudal system change over time in the medieval period and what impact did it have on the lives of Kings, Nobles, Knights and Peasants?Throughout the medieval period it was believed that the only way to keep all commands and orders was to make sure you scared the intruders and made them scared of what punishments they would get if they committed a crime. Throughout time the feudal system started to go rogue as the Nobles got greedier with power and land. The Nobles began to try to get more land from the King which led to the King losing support from the Nobles and their knights. The Nobles also started raising taxes and as the taxes got higher the peasants couldn’t afford to pay rent, this lead to harsh punishments such as town humiliation, mutilation or death.ConclusionFeudalism grew out of the chaos caused by the fall of the Roman Empire. It was based on the granting of land by Kings to Nobles in exchange for loyalty and military service. It provided order and some security in the absence of a stable central government. Nobles often challenged monarchs or each other, leading to constant warfare. The strength of a king was only as secure as the loyalty of his nobles. Governments today while are very different from feudal societies in the past, they do share some common features such as the Federal Govt occupying the highest level and at the top, the president/prime minister, similar to a feudal lord. The nobles, represented at the State Govt level and the local Govt representing the knights with the average person as the commoner.Reference ListBibliography BIBLIOGRAPHY East Asia History. (n.d.). Retrieved from Feudal Japan: https://sites.google.com/site/mrvailsclass2/feudal-japanHistory. (n.d.). MIDDLE AGES. Retrieved from History: https://www.history.com/topics/middle-agesnet, H. o. (2000 – 2016, November ). Crime and Medieval Punishment. Retrieved from HistoryOnTheNet: https://www.historyonthenet.com/medieval-life-crime-and-medieval-punishment/Riche, A. J. (n.d.). MEDIEVAL EUROPE ; THE CRUSADES. Retrieved from https://arieljaderiche.wordpress.com/6th-grade-social-studies-europe-in-the-middle-ages-the-religious-crusades/Singh, S. (n.d.). Mutation of Medieval Feudalism Into Modern Corporate Capitalism. Retrieved from LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mutation-medieval-feudalism-modern-corporate-capitalism-sajjan-singhWheeler, D. L. (1998-2018). Feudalism. Retrieved from Dr Wheeler’s Website: https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/feudalism.html


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