(See also feudalism.)
It is the pillar of a new techno-feudalism.”
(On feudalism, see Dyer 2002, and Pocock 1987.)
Ford worries that we are headed toward an era of “techno-feudalism.”
The Age of Feudalism (Lucent, 2007).O’Brian, Pliny.
Feudalism was established, and the chiefs of the clans became nobles.
Under feudalism, authority had been delegated by the lord to the vassal.
The system of feudalism was established gradually, between the 8th and 11th centuries.
During the Middle Ages a great part of Europe was organized into a system called feudalism.
“I’d read about feudalism, but to actually come and watch it—it infiltrates every aspect of people’s lives.”
Seven centuries later feudalism was undermined by the longbow, which destroyed the power of horse-owning aristocrats.
Marx held that human history had progressed through a series of stages, from ancient slave society through feudalism to capitalism.
There is considerable controversy among historians as to whether it would be accurate to describe the feudatory pattern as feudalism per se.
The clan system of Highland Scotland became tinged with feudal influences, whereas Lowland Scottish feudalism retained a strong emphasis on the family.
The most common proclaimed objective of land reform is to abolish feudalism, which usually means overthrowing the landlord class and transferring its powers to the reforming elite or its surrogates.
In Swedish history, the monarch was generally the main ally of the peasantry against the high nobility, ensuring that Swedes would not have to live under that nasty continental system called feudalism.
The difference between true feudalism and whatever is going on now—“managerial feudalism” is Graeber’s uncatchy phrase—is that, under true feudalism, professionals were responsible for their own schedules and methods.
In the Middle Ages these customs underwent vigorous growth in an effort to satisfy the complex needs stemming from the development of feudalism and chivalry, the growth of cities, Eastern colonization, increasing trade, and an increasingly refined culture.
Capitalism, also called free market economy or free enterprise economy, economic system, dominant in the Western world since the breakup of feudalism, in which most means of production are privately owned and production is guided and income distributed largely through the operation of markets.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the longest-serving ruler in the Arab world who has died aged 79, took power in the Gulf state of Oman in a 1970 palace coup against his father and then guided the country from medieval-style feudalism to global-looking policies that hastened modernisation and broad political influence.
- the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
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