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Author Arnold, Ralph, 1906-1970.
Title Kings, bishops, knights, and pawns : life in feudal society / by Ralph Arnold ; illustrated by W.T. Mars.
Pub Info New York : Norton, c1964.
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book jacket
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 Chilmark Juv Collection  J 940.1 ARN     AVAILABLE
Descript 95 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Beginning: How the feudal system began -- Ceremony of Homage -- Oath of Fealty -- Vassal and his lord -- Charlemagne's mounted soldiers -- Feudalism becomes the fashion -- Knights' fiefs -- French feudal aristocrats -- Profession fit for a gentleman -- Dubbing a knight -- Life in the first castles -- Middle: Anglo-Saxon farmers -- Feudal beginnings in England -- Norman conquest -- Knights for the King's army -- Life in return for services rendered -- New Norman Lords -- Motte-and-Bailey castles -- Men who prayed -- Life in a monastery -- Before printing was invented -- Good and bad monks -- Norman cathedrals -- Crusaders -- Men who labored -- "Week Work" and "Boon Work" -- Life in a medieval village -- Farmer's year -- Saints'days and holidays -- End: Why towns grew up -- Life in a medieval town -- Medieval London -- Changing needs -- Cash payments instead of services -- Rules of chivalry -- New deal for ladies -- Magna Carta -- Beginnings of Parliament -- End of the feudal system.
Summary The panorama of feudal life in Europe: the reasons for its development, daily life of the people, and its decline.
Subject Feudalism -- Juvenile literature.
Middle Ages -- Juvenile literature.
Feudalism.
Middle Ages.
Add Author Mars, W. T. (Witold T.), illustrator.
ISBN 9780448259703 lib.bdg. : $4.60
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