Feudalism emerged from a need for cavalry troops in Japan and Europe. The infrastructure was not in place to actively pay for these troops so a system was devised to grant land and hereditary rule as compensation.
Where does the word feudalism come from?
The word feudalism comes from the Latin word feodum or fuedum. In the feudalism system, land lords made a fair exchange with the peasants. The lords offered peasants food, a fortification,and protection, as they worked for them. ...
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How did the crusades contribute to the decline of feudalism?
The Crusades caused many nobles and knights to leave their land which caused feudalism to decline. Because of the decline in feudalism, many kings took the opprotunity to come to power and create a kingdom. ...