Forgot your password?  

Study & Research Medieval Europe 814-1350: Politics, Law, Military

This Study Guide consists of approximately 97 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Medieval Europe 814-1350.
This section contains 322 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Medieval Europe 814-1350: Politics, Law, Military Encyclopedia Article

Necessity. Once the First Crusaders were able to conquer the Holy Land and establish their kingdoms there in 1099, they were faced with the necessity of ruling a disparate population, most of whom had never been governed by European laws or customs. Furthermore, it quickly became apparent, with the return of many of these Crusaders to their homes in Europe, that the majority of administrative and judicial officials needed to govern the newly conquered population would also be subject peoples, probably Jews and Muslims. These officials, while they might function based on their own laws and traditions, would have to be controlled from above by the Resident Crusaders, based on a European legal system.

Dual Offices. Local officials collected taxes and sent them to their Secretes, Resident Crusader revenue offices, and from there to the Grant Secrete, the kingdom's central treasury. Courts, too, functioned in...

(read more)

This section contains 322 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Medieval Europe 814-1350: Politics, Law, Military Encyclopedia Article
Follow Us on Facebook