Feudalism and Code of Chivalry

Alex Ianni, Allie Arnold, Kaelah Gurr

FEUDALISM: WHAT EVEN IS IT?!?!

Feudalism is when a king controlled all of the land but let a baron live on a part of the land in exchange for work/soldiers. The barons had to take an oath to remain loyal. The king awarded land grants or "fiefs" to his most important noble, his baron, and his bishops, in return for their contribution of soldiers for the king's armies. The lowest of the society were the peasants. In exchange for them living and working on his land, they were rewarded with whats known as peasant protection.


http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/feudal.html

CODE OF CHIVALRY

Knights were expected to be strong and physically fit for war but were also expected to keep their temper under control and show a chivalrous side to their nature.

the traditional code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood. Chivalry arose from an idealized German custom. It was originally conceived of as an aristocratic warrior code — the term derives from the French term for horseman — involving honor, gallantry, and individual training and service to others. Over time its meaning has been refined to emphasize more ideals such as knightly virtues, honor, courtly love courtesy and less martial aspects of the tradition.



http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/knights-code-of-chivalry.htm

Feudalism in the Middle Ages

Essential Questions

1. How does the code of chivalry relate to sports today?

2. What was the importance of feudalism in the middle ages? How would things have been different if the exchange didn't exist?