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Social, economical and political system of Medieval Europe and in similar way in China and Japan. The system consisted of complex network of relations between nobility, making them lords and vassals of one another, and requiring serfdom from peasants.

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It was in Italy that (initially) non hereditary titles of nobility were granted for military prowess. That's because these titles were not grounded in ownership of land.According to Wikipedia: "Th …
answered Aug 3 '17 by Tom Au
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A manor was a basic feudal unit of land, granted by the king to an underling and to his successors in perpetuity. Once it was granted by the king, it did not need to be re-granted every time it change …
answered Aug 7 '16 by Tom Au
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The Act tended to phase out feudalism. Specifically, it replaced taxes on land with excise taxes on the products of land, specifically alcohol (the highest value added product produced from grains … proceeds to the landlord after the excise tax were still higher than the value of the next highest use. But that's why they chose alcohol (salt in France). Under feudalism, lords had paid fixed …
answered Oct 9 '17 by Tom Au
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China is a large country with even larger borders. Enemies are likely to come from far away, and they are likely to be people that are "unlike" you. So you want your "last line of defense," nearest th …
answered Aug 24 '17 by Tom Au
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Merchants during the feudal system, tended to be Jews or other "foreigners." Lombards, Genovese and Venetians, (from the most entrepreneurial parts of Italy), and Greeks, tended to perform this functi …
answered Jan 20 '13 by Tom Au