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KING PHILIP IV OF FRANCE
(1268-1314). Known as Philip the Fair. King of France, 1284-1314. The Prince of Wales (later King Edward II of England) paying homage to King Philip IV of France in 1304. French ms. illumination, c1420.
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0022396
GENGHIS KHAN (1162-1227).
Mongol conqueror. Receiving homage from a vassal. Persian manuscript illumination.
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0006105
FRANCE: PLOUGHING, 1763.
An idealized version of 'labourage,' the tilling and ploughing of arable soil, on a model manor, as depicted in Denis Diderot's 'Encyclopedia.' Line engraving, French, 1763.
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0076140
KINGS'S COURT, 13th CENTURY.
Bishops and nobles consult the king to ascertain his wishes. Line engraving after an illustration from the Heidelberg manuscript of the Sachsenspiegel, a German law code composed c1230.
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0086216
GERMANY: FIEFDOM, 1566.
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II confirms the fiefdom of August von Sachsen in Augsburg, Germany, 23 April 1566. The act takes place in the Weinmarkt (wine market) between the dance hall and Fugger-Haus. Contemporary German engraving.
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0016837
MEDIEVAL MANOR.
Drawing showing the plan of a medieval, English manor.
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0103453
JAPAN: MILITARY TRAINING.
Soldiers of the Tokugawa Shogunate in feudal regalia shoot a cannon. Woodblock print, tryptich, c1867, by Gountei Teishu.
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0028131
PEASANTS PAYING TAXES.
Peasants paying taxes to their lord in both money and in livestock. Woodcut, 15th century.
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0103346
KYOTO: GION FESTIVAL.
Vassals of the daimyo (feudal lord) and samurai parade during the Gion Festival. Screen painting, 1750, by Fujiwara Mitsutaka.
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0037626
FRANCE: PLOUGHING, 1763.
An idealized version of 'labourage,' the tilling and ploughing of arable soil, on a model manor, as depicted in Denis Diderot's 'Encyclopedia.' Color line engraving, French, 1763.
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0103457
JAPAN: BOSHIN WAR, 1868.
Acting independently, Yamaoka Tesshu, vassal of the Shogun, rides from Edo to meet the Emperor's forces under Saigo; he successfully proposed the attack on Edo be postponed until a peace conference could be arranged. Woodblock print, triptych, 1891, by Toshiei.
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0123941
CHINA: ODE SCROLL.
A ruler (center, inside palace) watches as feudal princes receive his gift of red bows (on mat, before palace), which he has awarded them in return for meritorious service. Detail from the scroll 'Six Odes from Mao Shih,' with artwork by Ma Ho-Chih and handwriting attributed to Sung emperor Kao Tsung (1107-1187).
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0019453
KING EDWARD I (1239-1307).
King of England, 1272-1307. Edward I of England doing homage to Philip the Fair of France in 1286. Manuscript illumination by Jean Fouquet, 1455-1460, from the 'Grandes Chroniques de France.'
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0011823
BOOK OF HOURS: JUNE.
Mowing, raking, and stacking hay on the outskirts of Paris in June. Illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the 'Tres Riches Heures' of Jean, Duke of Berry.
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0003845
PEASANTS' WEEDING, c1340.
Line drawing after an illumination in the Loutrell Psalter, c1340.
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0003844
PEASANT SOWING, c1340.
Line drawing after an illumination in the Loutrell Psalter, c1340.
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0089121
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
(1027-1087). King of England, 1066-1087. William the Conqueror, unhorsed while trying to subdue a rebellion in his French possessions being led by his eldest son, Robert, is aided by Robert on the battlefield, 1079. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0003846
PEASANTS REAPING, c1340.
Line drawing after an illumination in the Loutrell Psalter, c1340.
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0043804
MEDIEVAL DINING HALL.
A medieval dining hall with the lord of the manor at one table, guests at a lower table and a bard entertaining them all. Line engraving.
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0103184
JAPAN: TAXATION, c1575.
Farmers pay taxes in rice to their local daimyo. Japanese scroll painting, late-16th century.
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0103280
JAPAN: CASTLE, c1600.
Feudal lord and samurai approach castle in Edo built by Ieyasu. Scroll painting, early 17th century.
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0288620
ASIAN ART.
Vassal bringing their tributes to the Tang court, by Yan Liben (ca 600-673), China. Detail. Chinese Civilisation, 7th century. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0289512
ASIAN ART.
Plate decorated with a landscape, a Tokugawa shogun and a vassal, porcelain produced in Kutani, Japan. Japanese Civilisation, Meiji period, 19th-20th century. Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserv
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0122645
CHINA: SEAL, 57 A.D.
Impression from a gold seal struck by Han emperor Kuang Wu Ti on the occasion of the arrival of the first Japanese embassy to the Chinese imperial court, in 57 A.D., bestowing vassalage on the Yayoi ruler in Japan.
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0021418
FRENCH REV: 1789.
Peasant fear that the feudal reforms of August 1789 will let go with one hand only to take back with the other.
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0076142
FEUDALISM: VILLAGE.
Peasants begin building a new village while the local lord (left), through a document with a triangular seal, grants the head farmer the right to collect rents. Line engraving after an illustration from the Heidelberg manuscript of the Sachsenspiegel, a German law code composed c1230.
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0061940
MEDIEVAL ENGLISH MANOR.
A modern reconstruction.
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0254516
LES BEUX, PROVENCE PROVINCE, FRANCE.
A view of the ruins of a feudal castle and the Tour Paravelle. Gervais Courtellemont.
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0103454
JAPAN: TOKUGAWA SOLDIERS.
Foreigners watch as soldiers of the Tokugawa Shogunate leave for an unsuccessful attack against forces of the daimyo of Chosu. Woodblock print, 1865, by Chokaro Hoki.
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0029167
TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI
(1536-1598). Japanese warrior and dictator. Color on silk, 1598, by an unknown artist.
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0106922
GILBERT: TENURES, 1738.
Title page of Sir Geoffry Gilbert's 'A Treatise of Tenures,' published in 1738. Copy owned by U.S. President John Adams.
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0265872
CHARLES VII: PATENT, 1429.
Patent of King Charles VII of France presented to the Breton knight Gilles de Rais, commending him for his military service and authorizing him to add the royal arms to his own, Sully-sur-Loire, September 1429.
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0085266
ENGLISH KING, 10th CENTURY.
An English king of the 10th century with his thegns (vassals) before him. Woodcut after an English manuscript illumination, c1000.
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0117915
FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1789.
Scene at the National Assembly at Versailles, the night of August 4-5, 1789. Members are debating the abolition of feudal priviliges. Contemporary French line engraving after C. Monnet, painter to the King.
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0050759
LE NAIN: PEASANT HOME.
Peasants Before Their House. Oil on canvas by Louis Le Nain (1593-1648).
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0118864
JAPAN: HIMEJI CASTLE.
Detail of Himeji Castle, built of wood on a stone foundation in 1609 at Himeji City, Japan. Photograph, c1975.
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0017092
MEDIEVAL ENGLISH MANOR.
A modern reconstruction.
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0076141
FEUDALISM, 13th CENTURY.
A king grants a fief, signified by the presentation of a flag. Line engraving after a miniature from the Heidelberg manuscript of the Sachsenspiegel, a German law code composed c1230.
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0020793
SCENE OF HOMAGE ON SEAL.
Depicting Raymond de Montdragon, 13th century.
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0006060
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
(1027-1087). King of England, 1066-1087. William presenting fiefs to his nephew, Alain Le Roux, Count of Brittany. Illumination from a 13th-century manuscript. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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