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Feudalism by Mind Map: Feudalism

1. Nobles

1.1. Environment

1.1.1. Lived w/o working

1.1.2. Nice clothes

1.1.3. Very wealthy

1.1.4. Lived on Manor as Lord, or in a castle

1.2. Responsibilites

1.2.1. Raise troops & command them in field

1.2.2. Held courts of justice

1.2.3. Had to look after his own lands

1.2.3.1. Appoint stewards to watch estate

1.2.4. Minted own money & set taxes

1.2.5. Had to provide place for king to stay when traveling

1.3. Rights

1.3.1. Free in person & possessions

1.3.2. Military obligation to lord

1.3.3. Has to follow oath of loyalty to king

2. King

2.1. Environment

2.1.1. Lives in castle

2.1.2. Head of country

2.1.3. Prayed everday

2.1.4. Could have whatever he asks for

2.2. Responsibilities

2.2.1. Grants land to nobles

2.2.2. Protect vassal on field or in court

2.2.3. Command the army

2.3. Rights

2.3.1. Has complete control of his land

2.3.2. Nobles did what he said

2.3.3. New node

3. Knights

3.1. Environment

3.1.1. Wealthy

3.1.2. Esteemed and glorified

3.1.3. Lived in castle or Manor

3.2. Responsibilities

3.2.1. Protect poor and weak

3.2.2. Display virtues of chivalry

3.2.3. Committed to warfare, tournaments, and hunting

3.3. Rights

3.3.1. Subject to canon law, since Christian

3.3.2. Treated with respect

3.3.3. Right of life and death of people in his fights

3.3.4. Right of ransom if captured

4. Clergy

4.1. Environment

4.1.1. Work revolves around Church and christianity

4.1.2. Lived in life of luxury and opulence

4.2. Responsibilities

4.2.1. Priest administered sacraments

4.2.2. Absolve men and women of sins

4.2.3. spiritually guided people

4.2.4. Bishop settles disputes over teaching an practices

4.3. Rights

4.3.1. Subject to canon law

4.3.2. Right to be tried in ecclesiastical courts

5. Peasants

5.1. Environment

5.1.1. Lord's Manor

5.1.2. Dirt houses

5.1.3. Sleep on straw

5.1.4. Went to Church

5.2. Responsibilities

5.2.1. Tends land

5.2.2. Cares for animals

5.2.3. Pays taxes

5.2.4. Give produce made to lord

5.3. Rights

5.3.1. Can't be bought/sold if serf

5.3.2. provided w/ housing, farmland, & protection

5.3.3. Able to go to Church

5.3.4. Tied to land