How was society organized throughout most of western Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries?
Organize your answers carefully. Provide Examples and chronological references. PLEASE voice your own opinion. Your answers have to be more than your textbook or class notes. THINK! GO BEYOND THE FACTS! BE CREATIVE AND THOUGHTFUL!
-How was society organized throughout most of western Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries?
-Discuss the nature of the relationship between lord and vassal, and lord and peasant.
-What rights and obligations did these bonds entail?
-What role did towns play in this world?
-What new values did the bourgeoisie inject into the “feudal” world? –
-What sort of society resulted from these arraignments?
-How did these relationships change over time and why?
– Are there such relations today?
-How are they similar, how are they different?
Lynn Hunt, Thomas Martin et al, The Making of the West: A Concise History, 4th
edition, Volume I: Peoples and Cultures. Bedford/St. Martin.
K. J. Lualdi, Sources of The Making of the West to 1715, vol. I Bedford