Then she and Red got into an argument about Putin, the Russian character and when Tsarism and feudalism truly ended in Russia.
A very brief glance at Continental feudalism and its influence upon statute law may now be given.
feudalism is the essential politico-economic system of the Middle Ages.
The remnants of feudalism were swept away—the landed proprietors being indemnified by the state for the loss they sustained.
Was the overthrow of feudalism in Europe a gain or a loss to commerce?
The restoration of the Meiji had ended the age of feudalism, at least on the surface.
Japanese feudalism was as bloody, as ruthless, as hard as European.
It was simply an episode in the extension of feudalism and sacerdotalism.
Sardinia preceded France in solving the problem of feudalism.
feudalism in unemancipated countries, and oligarchy in the communes, made nearly the same ravages.
A system of obligations that bound lords and their subjects in Europe during much of the Middle Ages. In theory, the king owned all or most of the land and gave it to his leading nobles in return for their loyalty and military service. The nobles in turn held land that peasants, including serfs, were allowed to farm in return for the peasants' labor and a portion of their produce. Under feudalism, people were born with a permanent position in society. (See fief and vassal.)
Note: Today, the word feudal is sometimes used as a general term for a set of social relationships that seems unprogressive or out of step with modern society.