NCERT - Themes in World History

Book: NCERT - Themes in World History

Chapter: 6. The Three Orders

Subject: Social Science - Class 11th

Q. No. 1 of Exercises

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Describe two features of early feudal society in France.

Two features of the early feudal society of France were as follows:

(i) The early feudal society was based on the lord-peasant relationship. The peasants worked in their fields as well as in the fields of the lord. In exchange of labour service the lords provided military security to the peasants. The lords also enjoyed vast judicial rights over the peasants.

(ii) The society was divided into three orders- priests, nobles and peasants. Priests had kept themselves in first order and the nobles in the second order. But in practical, the nobility had a very important role in social processes. It was so because they had control over the land. This control was the result of a custom called `vassalage’.


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