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Territorial Lordship

(2,852 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
From the 13th century onward, territorial lordship noticeably achieved growing prominence, defining the constitutional structure of Germany in the following centuries. The German territories witnessed…
Date: 2016-08-09

Feudalism

(2,144 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
Feudalism in the legal sense implies the relationship between the feudal lord (or liege) and his vassal as defined by feudal law: the vassal owes his lord obedience and various services (especially mi…
Date: 2016-08-09

Bailiffship

(1,522 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
During the Middle Ages, the landholdings and sovereign rights of the ecclesiastical lords were usually associated with the institution of bailiffship, guardianship over Church and clergy. Its German equivalent, Vogtei, is ultimat…
Date: 2016-08-09

Offices

(4,047 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
In the Frankish realm, the focal point of the empire's administration was unmistakably the royal court. The heart of the royal court consisted of the courtly officeholders and royal functionaries who …
Date: 2016-08-09

Agriculture

(5,744 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
During the Early Middle Ages, agriculture was unquestionably the economic mainstay of the population. More than 95% of families practiced agriculture and lived from the proceeds of their farming activ…
Date: 2016-08-09

Hunting

(701 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
Hunting in its various forms undoubtedly played a preeminent role in the thought and behavior of nobility and rulers during the Middle Ages. It was considered a knightly activity, in which one could r…
Date: 2016-08-09

Royal Dominion

(4,344 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
Royal dominion (→kingship) in the Merovingian Frankish Kingdom was strongly influenced by the personality of Clovis, who from 482 styled himself king of the Franks ( rex Francorum) and united the Frankish tribes under his sole …
Date: 2016-08-09

Monarchic/Aristocratic Forms of Organization

(958 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
"Feudalism" is a modern term that can be used in different ways. It goes back to Medieval Latin feudum, which, in the High Middle Ages, acquired the meaning of "fief" in the sense of a land grant to a vassal. The root of the German word Lehnswese…
Date: 2016-08-09

Manorialism

(2,965 words)

Author(s): Werner Rösener
The significance of manorialism for medieval society is self-evident. Manorialism constituted the economic basis of the secular and ecclesiastical elites, for rule, administration, and culture. In the…
Date: 2016-08-09