Medieval Europe: Feudalism
After the death of Charlemagne, his empire collapsed. Landowning nobles became more powerful, as peasants and farmers looked to them for protection. This resulted in a shift of power during the A.D. 800s from kings to nobles. This new order was feudalism. Feudalism is a political system based on bonds of loyalty between lords and vassals. Landowning nobles governed and provided protection to the people in return for services.
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Each level of society had duties to the groups above and below it.
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