For the sake of this essay, feudal economic models imply the idea that a very tiny segment of the society is fantastically rich while the bulk of society works hard, has few choices about the work they do, and tend to be poorly compensated for their efforts.
Today, feudalism is mainly taught and thought of in connection with Medieval Europe. However, Feudalism didn’t just appear with the rise of Charlemagne, but instead it had already been around since 1100 BC, China. Throughout history, feudalism has appeared nearly everywhere, including all over Europe, Japan, India, China, the Ottoman Empire, the Saracen Empire and even in Mesoamerica and South America prior to the arrival of the European colonists. This essay will be comparing the feudalism that defined the Holy Roman Empire from the 8th century all the way to its collapse in 1806, to the feudalism that shaped Japan’s history since the 13th century. It will cover an introduction to the ideology of feudalism, the beginnings of feudalism in both countries, their vassal structures, the relationship between the main religious and the military leaders and the end of feudalism in both countries. Although Tokyo, former Edo, seat of the shogun since the 17th century, and current capital of Japan, and Frankfurt, former ‘capital’ of the Holy Roman Empire, are almost 9500km apart and the periods in which feudalism appeared in either place varied drastically, the societal structure developed in both places took a quiet similar shape.
"Feudalism Systems". Do my essay. 20 Oct. 2017
After takeover, William 1 introduced Feudalism as the new system of governance in England. In order to understand the land well, he commissioned its thorough inspection and a report of the land’s worth was submitted to him. As earlier indicated in the essay, under the system of Feudalism, the King assumed sole ownership of the entire land in the king’s kingdom. In this regard, William 1 assumed sole ownership of the entire English land and subdivided it into large manageable pieces. Some of the land was awarded to the church and the other was put under the management of the Norman soldiers, knights and barons who had helped him win the Battle of Hastings. These land managers would swear an oath of loyalty to the king and were supposed to provide war men to the king in times of battles. The knights, barons and other noble people responsible for land management did also maintain a system of loyalty amongst themselves. According to Round, the original occupants of the English land got no ownership and were subjected to the harsh rule of William the Conqueror.