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Analyses The Evolution Of The Medieval French Military Conscription From Fief Military Conscription To Hire

Posted on:2013-08-13Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:S W SongFull Text:PDF
GTID:2246330371991263Subject:World History
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The Medieval France mercenaries system fo France in the power of the king has important meaning to strengthen, in the12th century, with the renaissance of city and business, the monetary circulation increased in society, monetary flow and the increase of population laid a foundation for the emergence of French mercenaries system. in the last stage of12th and the first of century13th century, Philip ii brought three times as the domain of the past for the French royal, on the one hand, the control of the territory and the new bureaucrats system had a greatly enhance of kingship; On the other hand, the money fief and the development of monetary economic allow vassals to pay the scutage in lieu of military service becomes possible, at the same time, along with the expansion of the scale of the war, the king need the more professional soldiers fought more and more, so, use mercenaries fighting will come into being.The appearance and development of French mercenaries system, on the one hand, has broken the original military service system of fiefs, which the vassals serve in the army because of fiefs that possess from lords, the remuneration of soldiers fought is soldier’s pay. On the other hand, the military service system of employment have made army’s structure changes, especially the increasingly important role in the infantry, knight of the leading to war become a thing of the past. At the same time, the system of mercenaries strengthen the French military strength, and also lay the foundation for the standing army of France.
Keywords/Search Tags:France, Middle Ages, fief, Mercenaries system
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