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Kings, bishops, knights, and pawns : life in feudal society

Author: Ralph Arnold
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The panorama of feudal life in Europe: the reasons for its development, daily life of the people, and its decline.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Arnold
OCLC Number: 1354448
Description: 95 pages
Contents: Beginning: How the feudal system began --
Ceremony of Homage --
Oath of Fealty --
Vassal and his lord --
Charlemagne's mounted soldiers --
Feudalism becomes the fashion --
Knights' fiefs --
French feudal aristocrats --
Profession fit for a gentleman --
Dubbing a knight --
Life in the first castles --
Middle: Anglo-Saxon farmers --
Feudal beginnings in England --
Norman conquest --
Knights for the King's army --
Life in return for services rendered --
New Norman Lords --
Motte-and-Bailey castles --
Men who prayed --
Life in a monastery --
Before printing was invented --
Good and bad monks --
Norman cathedrals --
Crusaders --
Men who labored --
"Week Work" and "Boon Work" --
Life in a medieval village --
Farmer's year --
Saints'days and holidays --
End: Why towns grew up --
Life in a medieval town --
Medieval London --
Changing needs --
Cash payments instead of services --
Rules of chivalry --
New deal for ladies --
Magna Carta --
Beginnings of Parliament --
End of the feudal system.
Responsibility: illustrated by W.T. Mars.

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The panorama of feudal life in Europe: the reasons for its development, daily life of the people, and its decline.

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