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Sep 20 2013

Categories: Society

Frankish feudalism


When speaking of the economical and social relations in Europe in the early Middle Ages, one must mention the economical and social relations of the two contemporary superpowers; Frankish and Byzantine Empires. Frankish feudalism, which is about to be discussed further in this article, peaked during the Carolingian dynasty in the second half of the 8th century. One-hundred-and-fifty-year long rulership of this dynasty has made a major contribution and is absolutely most creditable for the complete build-up of the (western) European feudalism.

Jul 11 2013

Categories: Society



Feudalism represents a social system of rights and obligations whose foundation lies in land ownership and personal relations in which vassals hold land as fief granted by an overlord (senior), while feudal society imposes as a system of organization based on interdependence of people in which the overlords, subordinated to each other, govern the villagers who cultivate the land thus creating them living conditions.