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Middle Ages: Feudalism and the Manor

jwanner2 Feb 24, 2014 How did the system of feudalism and the manor economy shape medieval life?

Lacy Feb 25, 2014 People needed protection for themselves, their homes, and their lands. They needed feudalism. Feudalism developed in Europe in response to the need to protect against outside invasion and maintain order.Warfare was a way of life in the feudal age. The political and economic relationship between lords and vassals was based on the exchange of land for loyalty and military service. Lords and Nobles trained to become Knights. Also Noblewomen took over the duties of the lord when he went off to war. In the later Middle Ages, knights adopted a code of conduct called chivalry, however, chivalry also dictated that knights protect the weak and that included both peasants and noblewomen. The manor was the heart of the feudal life and the system worked by mutual obligation. Most of the populations were serfs, also most manors were self-sufficient producing everything the people needed there. Life was harsh and short for peasants. Its shocking for them to live past thirty-five because they weren't treated the way they were treating others and the environment around them wasn't healthy.

Annette Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism and the manor economy shaped medieval life because there were different rankings for manor economy. The Pope and the Church were the most powerful out of the manor system. The manor system is in an example of feudalism. Peasants didn't live up to the age of thirty- five. The peasants had their own huts but they had to do all the work and collect everything they worked on and give it to the lords. The lords are being helpful even though the lords were taking the peasants work.

Mary Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism and the manor economy shaped medieval life by protecting the people and maintaining order. Feudalism was a loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other support to a greater lord. The manor economy was selfsufficient, and the necessities were provided by it. Feudalism was divided into different levels: Pope/Church, monarch, lords, vassals/knights, merchants/farmers/craftsmen, and serfs/peasants. Manors included fields, mills, a church, peasant huts, and the lords manor house.

Sheri Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism and the manor economy helped shape medieval life by providing structure, protection, and a new loose government. Feudalism gave each person a specific job or role to do. Feudalism was a large loose government that provided jobs or roles such as monarchs, lords, vassals/ knights, merchants, farmers, craftsman, and serfs/peasants. The manor economy supported feudalism. The manor economy was more focused on each individual part of feudalism such as the manor, vassals and lords who run and take care of it, and the knights who protect it. Many manors were self-sufficient because they provided everything the people there needed.

Katy Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism shaped medieval life by dividing people by different roles ranking from the highest role which was the Pope and the church to the bottom which were serfs and peasants. Under the poe and the church were monarchs, lords, then vassals/knights, merchants/farmers/craftsmen, and lastly serfs/peasants. The manor economy gave structure to the community. Peasants attributed the most in medieval times by growing food for their lord. The lords offered things like protection for peasants during warfare.

Pam Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism and the manor economy shaped the medieval life because it showed people their role in their community along with giving them structure. Feudalism gave people roles like peasants, knights, and monarch. Vassals worked for the lords and gave the lord their service. Young boys role were to become a knight and they had to start at an early age to train to become a knight. Peasants were at the bottom of the hierarchy and they worked for long hours and had a harsh life while the Pope was at the top of the hierarchy and didnt have a harsh life. The manor was the heart of the feudal life and was one or two villages along with the surrounding land. The manor economy was self sufficient and shaped medieval life by giving everyone a role.

Suzie Feb 25, 2014 The system of feudalism and the manor economy shaped the medieval life by creating an organized government for the people to follow. Feudalism gave everybody a role to play; farm the fields, protect the weak, offer protection, preach the book. The peasants had the toughest if not the most important job; tend to the fields, and animals. In return for their services lords allowed them refuge in his castle in times of war, which in the Medieval Ages was a common situation. Knights were suppose to protect the castle and anybody inside, and uphold chivalry, or the ability to stay noble in a time of chaos. The monarch had to

watch over all of these smaller lords. And the church had to keep the peace and preach the book. Each role was important in order for a manor economy, the heart of feudalism, to thrive.

Chrissy Feb 26, 2014 Feudalism and the manor economy shaped medieval life because it structured the social system, and gave a purpose to all the people within the social pyramid. Feudalism came about in that time period because of the warfare. Invasions from different groups people caused a need for protection. Knights or lords who had power over knights could offer this to people who needed. This lead to reciprocal relationship throughout the pyramid. Lords gave peasants land to farm in return for the products that came from farming. The produce farmed was used to feed the lord's estate. If ever attacked, peasants could seek refuge within a castle's walls, but the peasants must swear loyalty to the lord.The lord of the manor was able to promise protection by sending having knights on his manor. Knights were sent off at the age of seven to train and enter knighthood to one day protect land. Craftsmen, blacksmiths, and artisans could find jobs on a lord's land in return for loyalty and responding to any needs that these freeman could help with. There was a strong sense of loyalty on each manor because they each depended on each other to survive, and keep life going. This created a manor life that was self sufficient. Since each manor was self-sufficient, each piece of land had its own economy like little kingdoms instead of one country. Monarchs factor into this because they had complete power over all kingdoms of his land. The medieval life and manor system worked through mutual obligation.

Liza Feb 26, 2014 The Feudal system and the manor economy helped shape the medieval life because it provided order, protection, and a way of life. The whole system was made up of different ranks of power. The Monarch was the height of the pyramid, next were the nobles. After them, the knights and the vassals had power over the merchants, craftsmen, and farmers. Lastly were the serfs and peasants. The knights and vassals protected everyone below them, and oversaw all that they did. They also gave out land to serfs and others who would than take care of it, producing crops that they would split up and give to the church and their landlords. Because of the system, everyone was serving every. This means that as a person in the system provided for someone, the person they provided for would also do something in return. This was a way of life. It would never change, so once you were placed into the pyramid, the rank you were categorized in would be what you would have for the rest of your life. Also, the generations to come within your family would follow in your footsteps. The monarchs had power over the whole pyramid along with the nobles, the knights and vassals protected everyone, and the serfs, peasants, farmers and everyone below the highpowers were stuck in a cycle of life that gave back to all who provided and protected them.