Manor Economy

By Lillian Deep

Manor Economy in the Middle Ages

  • Manorialism is an essential element of the society. It was the most dominant economic system in Europe during the middle ages. It was the organizing principle of rural economy
  • Manorialism got its start from the Roman Empire when the landowners had to combine their hold over the land and the people who ran it.

  • The Lord of the Manor operated the system of manorialism which gave him economic and legal power over his tenants.

  • Farmers and Serfs exchanged their freedom and pleaded.

  • It was the system by which the Lord of the Manor exploited the Serfs or tenants who worked his estate, or fief.

  • Lords provide shelter and safety for their Serfs in return for tending to their land.