Feudal System

Topics: Feudalism, Legal systems of the world, Serfdom Pages: 3 (853 words) Published: June 21, 2014


"THE FEUDAL SYSTEM"

CLU 3M1 Canadian Law
February 23,2014

CONTENTS

About the Feudal System.................................................................................................................3 The Feudal System's Significance to the Canadian Legal System..................................................4 Bibliography....................................................................................................................................6

The Feudal System

In modern society outdated legal systems, such as the feudal system and the common law, are upon as vanquished memories of the past, but in reality the modern legal systems and laws that we live by today have traces of these memories of the past and have been developed from these outdated ones. The feudal system has a very rich history and are the roots of the Canadian legal system, with a very important significance to our modern system. These traces of ancient legal systems will always be a part of Canada's legal system. About the Feudal System

The feudal system is a very big system, filled with rich history. Society was dependent on the feudal system, it was the modern legal system for roughly 1600 years through out Europe, in use from 300 A.D to 1400. The Feudal system was based on allocation of land in return for service. The feudal system could be organized in layers and is often looked at in a diagram of a pyramid, with the most honorable and looked after people were towards the top of the pyramid, and the common people towards the base. There were several groups within this pyramid, varying in distance from the top of the pyramid and base, each group under the highest authority was a vassals to the groups directly above them, this meaning that they swore loyalty to them. The king or emperor would always be at the top of the pyramid and be looked at as the most powerful...


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