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In War Karl der Kahle wirklich kahl? Historische Beinamen und was dahinter steckt (Was Charles the Bald really bald? Historical epithets and their background), a book by Reinhard Lebe, the author quotes (p. 115 et seq.) from the writings of Burgundian chroniclers -- de la Marche, Chastellain, and de Commynes. Olivier de la Marche: Charles is ...


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Perhaps you're talking about Rollo, while swearing feudal allegiance to the King Charles II of France with the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (911): "According to legend, when required to kiss the foot of King Charles, as a condition of the treaty, he refused to perform so great a humiliation, and when Charles extended his foot to Rollo, Rollo ordered one ...


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The Inca chose their ruler from among the sons of the prior Inca. A group of the prior Inca's advisers, generally made up of priests but sometimes military advisers as well, selected the most qualified of the legitimate sons for the post. Because they were unable to accept any cultural norm but primogeniture for deciding inheritance the invading Spanish ...


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Merchants during the feudal system, tended to be Jews or other "foreigners." Lombards (from the most entrepreneurial part of Italy), and Greeks, tended to perform this function in northern Europe, Dutch (and other western Europeans) in Eastern Europe, etc. Merchants were basically independent of the feudal system, being neither landowners nor peasants. As ...



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