Dienstmann
A Dienstmann (plural: Dienstleute or, in Austria, Dienstmänner) was a medieval retainer or vassal and, later, a hired man, in German-speaking countries, particularly in Austria until the first half of...
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Stem duchy
The stem duchies (German: Stammesherzogtümer, from Stamm "tribe", in reference to the Germanic tribes of the Franks, Saxons, Bavarians and Swabians)were the constituent duchies of the kingdo...
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Feudum Acinganorum
The Feudum Acinganorum was an fiefdom established around 1360 in Corfu (at the time a colony of the Republic of Venice), which mainly used Romani serfs and to which the Romanies on the island were sub...
Serfdom in Russia
The origins of serfdom in Russia are traced to Kievan Rus' in the 11th century. Legal documents of the epoch, such as Russkaya Pravda, distinguished several degrees of feudal dependency of peasants, t...
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Palman
Palman (Serbian: Палман, Latin: Palmanus; fl. 1310-1363) was a German noble (dominus), knight, and mercenary commander of the Alemannic Guard in the Serbian Imperial army of one of the most pr...
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Miloš Obilić
Miloš Obilić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Обилић, [mîloʃ ôbilit͡ɕ]; died 1389) was a Serbian knight in the service of Prince Lazar, during the invasion of the Ottoman Empire. He is not mentioned in c...
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Banalité
Banalités ([banalite]; from ban) were until the 18th century in France restrictions in feudal tenure by an obligation to have peasants use the facilities of their lords. These included the required us...
Afterlehen
An Afterlehen is a fief that the liege lord has himself been given as a fief and has then, in turn, enfeoffed it wholly or partially to a lesser vassal or vassals. The term is German. It is variously ...
Wittenberg
Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Situated on the river Elbe, it has a population of about 50,000.The importance of Wittenberg historically was due t...
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Muscovite Manorialism

At the passing of the first millennium AD, Europe was experiencing the full effects of the order and advances in social structure begun during the early Middle Ages; however, the structure and de...
Heerbann
The Heerbann (also formerly Heermannie, Mid. Latin: Heribannus, French: Arrière-ban), in the Imperial Military Constitution (Reichsheeresverfassung) of the Holy Roman Empire, was the call to all free ...
Counts and Dukes of Bar
The County of Bar, from 1354 the Duchy of Bar, was a principality of the Holy Roman Empire comprising the pays de Barrois and centred on the city of Bar-le-Duc. Part of the county—the so-called Barroi...
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Social structure of the United Kingdom
mThe social structure of the United Kingdom has historically been highly influenced by the concept of social class, with the concept still affecting British society in the early-21st century.British s...
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Heerschild
The Heerschild (Latin: clipeus militaris), also called the shield of knighthood, in the Early Middle Ages was the right to raise a feudal levy of troops. The call to do so was the Heerbann. The re...
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Lay Abbey
A Lay Abbey (Fr: Abbaye laïque) was a basic component of the Middle Ages in the western foothills of the northern Pyrenees. The adjective lay indicated that the property did not belong to a religious ...
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French nobility
The French nobility (French: la noblesse) was a privileged social class in France during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period to the French Revolution in 1790. The nobility was revived in 1...
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Commandry (feudalism)
Commandry (British English), or commandery (American English), was the smallest division of the European landed estate or manor under the control of a commander of a military order. The word is also a...
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Vavasour
A vavasour, (also vavasor, Old French vavassor, vavassour, French vavasseur, LL. vavassor) is a term in feudal law. A vavasour was the vassal or tenant of a baron, one who held his tenancy under a ba...
Western Ukrainian nobility
The shliakhta (Ukrainian: шля́хта) were a noble class that enjoyed certain legal and social privileges within western Ukrainian society. Estimates of their numbers vary. According to one estimat...
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Feudalism in England
Feudalism as practiced in the Kingdom of England was a state of human society which was formally structured and stratified on the basis of land tenure and the varieties thereof. Society was thus order...
Duke of Teck
The Duke of Teck was, in medieval times, a title borne by the head of a branch line of the German ducal House of Zähringen from 1187 to 1439, known historically as the first House of Teck. His territo...
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Lord of the Manor
In British society, the Lordship of a Manor is a lordship originating in the feudal system of manorialism. In modern England and Wales it is recognised as a form of property, one of three elements of...
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