The Feudal System in Medieval Europe

Night of August 4th, abolition of feudality and fiscal privileges, by Léopold Morice / Wikimedia Commons The term “feudal system” came into use to describe a hierarchy of relationships which were embraced in medieval Europe, involving fief-holders of different ranks. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 12.03.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Harold swearing oath on[…]

Feudalism: The Social and Economic Fabric of Medieval Society

Nuit du 4 août 1789 dans l’ Assemblée nationale française / Musée de la Révolution française, Wikimedia Commons Generally, feudalism has been regarded as the fabric of medieval society, and the stage of social and economic development that preceded Capitalism. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 10.03.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Feudalism is a political[…]

Feudal Japan: The Age of the Warrior

Japanese imperial family / Wikimedia Commons The collapse of aristocratic rule ushered in a new age of chaos — appropriately called the Warring States period (c.1400-1600) — in which military might dictated who governed and who followed. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 09.23.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction While most samurai warriors were men, some[…]