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Under feudalism, lords exchanged land with the vassals in return for what?

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Under feudalism, lords exchanged land with the vassals in return for what?

Feudalism:

Feudalism was the guiding economic and social structure of medieval Europe. It involved three basic classes of society: peasants, noblemen and the clergy.

Answer and Explanation:

Under feudalism, lords granted land (called a fief) in exchange for loyalty to the lord. This loyalty often included military service. The person who received the fief was called a vassal. Vassals could be knights or lesser lords.


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