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feudalism

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 984 words.

Some historians have argued that feudalism is a technical term that can only be applied to Western European institutions of

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feudalism

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 981 words.

Some historians have argued that feudalism is a technical term that can be applied only to Western European institutions of

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feudalism

Lincoln Allison.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 238 words.

Feudalism was a system of society in which vassals acknowledged and fought for a lord in return for his protection

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feudalism

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 502 words.

The adjective ‘feudal’ and its abstraction as a system of ‘feudalism’ have tended to be used in different ways by

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feudalism

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1489 words.

Like the phrase ‘feudal system’, the word ‘feudalism’ (or ‘feudality’; in French, féodalité) has for some two

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Feudalism

Paul K. N. Ugboajah.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1398 words.

In medieval Europe, feudalism was a contractual relationship among the upper classes in which a lord granted land to his

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Feudalism

Karen S. Nicholas.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2825 words.

The word “feudal” comes from the Latin “feodum” or “feudum,” meaning fief. Debates about feudalism range from the effects on

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Feudalism

Thierry Pécout.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1384 words.

The use of the term “feudalism” (used by jurists only from the 17th c.) to characterise medieval society can be

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Feudalism

Constance B. Bouchard.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10859 words.

“Feudalism” is a term that has confused more than clarified the nature of medieval society. Until quite recently scholars attempted to create a paradigm of “feudalism” that would combine...

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feudalism

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 237 words.

Feudalism was a system of society in which vassals acknowledged and fought for a lord in return for his protection for their persons and land tenure. The lord in turn paid allegiance to a...

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Feudalism

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2295 words.

Feudalism is a much-contested term in world history. Scholars most often use it to describe certain political (and sometimes economic) systems in the preindustrial world, but...

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Feudalism

Anthony Crubaugh.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History. 8843 words.

Feudalism generally refers to a medieval system of political, social, and economic organization based on vassalage and the granting of a foedum (fief) that developed in western Europe with...

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bastard feudalism

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 240 words.

The term bastard feudalism, seemingly invented in 1885, has been adopted as a label to distinguish a social structure

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bastard feudalism

R. L. Storey.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 454 words.

The term bastard feudalism, seemingly invented in 1885, has come to be adopted as a convenient label to distinguish

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bastard feudalism

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 455 words.

The term bastard feudalism, seemingly invented in 1885, has come to be adopted as a convenient label to distinguish

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Feudalism, Bastard

Michael Hicks.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre-20th Century Warfare. 610 words.

“Bastard feudalism” was a term coined by Reverend Charles Plummer in 1885 to denote late medieval lords’ payments to those

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bastard feudalism

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 152 words.

A construct created by 19th-century historians to describe the transformation of feudal military obligations in the later MA. If *feudalism

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bastard feudalism

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 242 words.

The term bastard feudalism, seemingly invented in 1885, has been adopted as a label to distinguish a social structure different from its predecessor in the post‐Conquest period. The essence...

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bastard feudalism

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The term bastard feudalism, seemingly invented in 1885, has been adopted as a label to distinguish a social structure different from its predecessor in the post‐Conquest period. The essence...

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Feudalism in Europe

Burkhardt Stefan.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre-20th Century Warfare. 2027 words.

Feudalism is a modern term of analysis not found in medieval sources. The concept has several dimensions of meaning, regarding

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