The System of Feudalism When the Western Roman Empire fell in 476 C.E., a state of chaos encompassed Western Europe for many centuries. Essentially, the people of Western Europe needed some form of a political system to defend themselves. Thus, feudalism developed.
In respect to this, what started feudalism?
Feudalism was a combination of legal, economic, military and cultural customs that flourished in Medieval Europe between the 9th and 15th centuries. Broadly defined, it was a way of structuring society around relationships that were derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour.
Beside above, how did feudalism affect society?
Feudalism had two enormous effects on medieval society. (2) Second, feudalism discouraged trade and economic growth. The land was worked by peasant farmers called serfs, who were tied to individual plots of land and forbidden to move or change occupations without the permission of their lord.
When did feudalism develop?
Feudal Europe: 10th - 15th century Although feudalism develops as early as the 8th century, under the Carolingian dynasty, it does not prevail widely in Europe until the 10th century - by which time virtually the entire continent is Christian.
What caused feudalism decline?
The reasons for the decline of Feudalism during the Medieval period of the Middle Ages included:
- The Crusades and travel during the Middle Ages opened new trade options to England.
- England started to move from land based economy to a money based economy.