Introduction to the Medieval Period - Feudalism

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Medieval Period: Feudalism

Medieval Period: FeudalismSocial Living and Global Education 8Mr. Joemar T. Magante

Feudal Society

Factors That Led to the Development of Feudalism

Breakout of the Western Roman EmpireSecond wave of Germanic tribe invasions brought the age of warfare and disorder.

Factors That Led to the Development of Feudalism

People turned to local lords. The kings and the church were not as powerful anymore.Lords sought allies from nobles.Land is the basis of these alliances.

The Birth of Feudalism

Feudalism is based on the Lord-vassal relationship.Lord will grant land to the vassal for military assistance.Vassals will given military assistance in exchange for land.

Feudalism

The land that is given is called the fief.The system of relationship is done with a solemn ceremony in which vassals pledged loyalty to the king.

Feudalism

Vassals also received lords protection and the land.Peasants living in the land are also granted to the vassal.Peasants did agriculture to support food supplies. They are also given protection.

Feudalism

Vassals aid lords during war time.They have to raise ransom money if the lord is captured by the enemy.Vassals provided lodgings for the lord when travelling in their territory.

Feudalism

Vassals also give gifts to the son of the king when its knighting time and when the daughters married.They also sat beside courts to help the king decide disputes.

Lord-Vassal Relationships

It is considered very complex.Same noble can be a vassal to several lords.Vassals can grant land to other nobles so that he can become a lord.

Lord-Vassal Relationships

All nobles were ultimately vassals of the king.Almost all nobles were knightsTraining began at age 7, as a page, under the guidance of the lady of the manorBecame squires at age 15 and were trained by other knightsThose deemed worthy were dubbed knights

Lord-Vassal Relationships

Knights are trained how to wear an armor, ride a war-horse, fight with sword and lance.

Knighthood

Knights are expected to obey the code of behavior called chivalryKnights are expected to fight bravely, to be loyal to his lord, and treat other knights with respect and courtesy.

Knighthood

Knights are also expected to protect the women and children, and the weak.Priests blessed the future knights weapons and prayed for them.They are used to defend the Church against enemies.

The Manor

The Manor

The Manor

Life is centered on the manor.Manor is the lords estate or large piece of land.Everything that is needed for daily life is produced in the manor.

Workers on the Manor

There were two groups of peasant workers on the manorFreemen- skilled workers who paid rent and could leave the manor whenever they wished. (They usually had a skill needed by others on the manor.)Serfs workers bound to the land by contract with the nobles. (They had no freedom - they where the nobles property.)

Performance TaskDescriptionG To discuss the feudal society using a role playR To be actress/actors in a Television showATelevision viewers, NetizensSThe Television company History Channel is struggling for high ratings. They had come up with creative approaches on how to present historical concepts.PShort Episode of the Feudal SocietySSee rubricsPerformance Task Role PlayCriteriaDescriptionPercentageContentThe group used necessary concepts/information about the feudal society in the role play episode.30CreativityThe group showed variations and originality in their lines and the twist and turns of the story.25Acting SkillsThe members showed excellent facial expressions, emotions into the whole episode.25MechanicsThe output was done in accordance to time given. 10Audience ImpactThe audience were entertained and satisfied with the groups episode.10TOTAL100%Group ActivityMy Own Germanic TribeGermanic Tribe Name:Country of Origin: Geography of the Place of Origin:Military Strategies/War Strategies:Costume:Flag:

Rubric

CriteriaDescriptionPercentageContentThe group used necessary concepts/information about the Germanic tribe presented.30CreativityThe group showed variations and originality in their flag, lines and banners.25Oral PresentationThe members showed excellent discussion of the groups content/output25MechanicsThe output was done in accordance to time given. 10Audience ImpactThe audience were entertained and satisfied with the groups episode.10TOTAL100%