Feudalism In The Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages also known as the “Dark Ages” that lasted from 500-1500 is the result of the fall of the Roman Empire. During this era, most of the Europe were controlled by the Catholic Church resulting the Europe to undergo many changes in terms of politics, military, religion, and the social hierarchy. Europeans used Feudalism in maintaining social order to its citizen. Each status in this system determines each person’s class and power to the society.
Feudalism is a system which the king have the highest authority next to the Church Official and the Nobles. The nobles have the authority to use the land owned by the king in exchange of his loyalty and military services. Next to the Nobles and Church Official were the Knights that are
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Unlike in the Middle Ages, Catholics these days are somehow different from the Catholics in the Middle Ages. For example, a Catholic in the Middle Ages obey every rules of the church while most Catholic in the modern days are being ignorant to the rules and sometimes being rude and gives no respect to the church. The role of women in the society also change compare to the Middle Ages and in the Modern Society. Not only during the Middle Ages but also from the different era that it corresponds, the role of women is only to be a “housewife”. This means that women’s role in the society is to support their husband and their children. They are not capable of performing work and women receive less respect compare to men. They are very inferior to men that time that they don’t have the right to be involved in the politics. The society treat women as the weaker gender compare to men. But compare to the modern day, women have multiple roles in the society not only limited to being “housewife”. Women these days are allowed to do things that only men can do back then. Different movements in the society today such as the Gender Equality aims to break the stereotype between men and women. The society today believe in the equal potential from both

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