Unit 9: Feudalism
Castle in England, a typical construction dating to the high middle
ages and the height of feudalism, i.e., twelfth century or so, but earlier feudal castles were not
much more than mounds of earth or wooden stockades that could serve as a gathering point for knights. Photo courtesy
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Listen to some further information about this unit
as a mp3 file. You can also read the information as
a txt file.
- Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 8. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
- For a maximum of 50 points extra
credit, in a short paper (one-page maximum) identify some of the
key points of chivalry and explain when and how chivalry emerged in
Western Europe. Remember to cite sources.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, in a long paragraph, using the
Court Rolls of The Manor of Wakefield, identify some of the main features of medieval, feudal society.
judicial procedures were quite amazing. Write a long paragraph
and comment upon some of the different kinds of "trial by ordeal"
practiced in the Middle Ages for a maximum of 25 points. Please
be sure to cite your sources such as Ordeal of Boiling Water and Hot Iron and Cold Water.
- For a maximum of 10 points extra credit, answer the Feudal Document
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.
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