Usage examples for feudalism

  1. Like its successor, that of Friedrich, the scheme attributed to Sigismund proposed the abolition of the recent abuses of feudalism, of the new lawyer class, and of the symptoms already making themselves felt of the change from barter to money payments. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  2. Without doubt the Eastern portion of the world, where an hereditary, or at least traditional, despotism has never ceased since the earliest social records, and where a mode of thought infinitely more degrading than any feudalism has become ingrained in the blood and soul of the chief races, presents far more favourable conditions to the growth and development of the true adventurer than are offered in any free country. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Scott became the historiographer- royal of feudalism. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  4. They had overturned feudalism, and now they had created proletarianism, which would soon swamp themselves. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  5. How we should revel in its artistic treasures, which had not then been dispersed all over the world; and what pleasure we should have taken in seeing feudalism otherwise than in the pages of history! – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  6. It was a time when new ideals were slowly struggling to find expression, and the old order of feudalism was passing away for ever. – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  7. Trial by jury, a democratic institution formerly common to nearly all the continent, but which in England alone had survived the encroachments of feudalism and the throne, was introduced into criminal causes. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  8. The complete victory which this philosophy gained, in speculation, over the old doctrines, was temporarily followed by an equally complete practical triumph, the French Revolution: when, having had, for the first time, a full opportunity of developing its tendencies, and showing what it could not do, it failed so conspicuously as to determine a partial reaction to the doctrines of feudalism and Catholicism. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  9. All their institutions are the very opposite to feudalism. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  10. In the third place, they erred by not recognizing and taking account of new forces which in the way of ideas were entering into the conception of civilized life, the ideas which we mass together under the head of feudalism, the idea of nationality. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  11. But long before its fall our Japanese feudalism " was an empty shell." – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga
  12. Had not Gwen o' the Towers spoken, and was not the taint of Feudalism still strong in Rocestershire half a century back? – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. Feudalism is not an objectionable thing if you can be sure of the lord. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. Not that we are dynamitards: indeed the absurdity of the inference shows how innocent we were of any practical acquaintance with explosives; but we thought that the statement about gunpowder and feudalism was historically true, and that it would do the capitalists good to remind them of it. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  15. But what revolts the economical part of my conscience, and makes me blush for the intellectual resources of my country, is when this absurd relic of feudalism is brought forward, which it constantly is, and it is favourably received too:- Besides, the luxury of great Government officers encourages the arts, industry, and labour. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  16. Considine, too, would encourage rather than repress such feelings; his feudalism would lead him to any lengths; and in defence of what he would esteem a right, he would as soon shoot a sheriff as a snipe, and, old as he was, ask for no better amusement than to arm the whole tenantry and give battle to the king's troops on the wide plain of Scariff. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever