vassalage


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Synonyms for vassalage

the state of a serf

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The Sereer woman are always invited to endorse the qualities of patience, docility and perseverance in silence as conjugal life is regarded as being synonymous with subjugation and a vassalage relationship, a process she must be prepared to bear as the "burden of the household (11).
The overlord of the castle therefore enlisted every man in his vassalage in the fight against the all-pervasive grime--but alas, they are fighting an uphill and futile battle.
After his arrival in Seoul in 1886, Denny continuously busied himself in seeking loans for the cash-strapped Korean court, urging that Korea establish permanent legations in Washington, DC, and elsewhere, and generally seeking to "prick the vassalage bubble" of continued Qing claims of suzerainty in Korea (Deni munso 1981, 96).
Third, by mention or omission, there is the husband, the main audience, the feudal lord, to whom both trobairitz and troubadour are socially and financially bound, one by marriage, the other by vassalage.
The Ottoman rulers labeled the non-Turkish, but Muslim, nations of the empire as "millet" to denote their vassalage and dependence on the Turkish Ottoman Caliphs.
submit to vassalage, prostrate himself before the King of Assyria and pay his annual tributes, or
In AD 975, however, Hakon cancelled his vassalage, and Harald Bluetoth lost control over Norway, if not necessarily over the Viken area.
The occupation lasted 74 years and forced Egypt into vassalage, perpetuated by British control of the Suez Canal.
12) Baal was the patron god of Ugarit and Ugarit went through periods of vassalage to both Egypt and Hatti during the Bronze Age.
84) Those policies seemed designed to maintain the American colonies in a state of vassalage to Great Britain by depriving them of an adequate supply of labor.
She describes the treaties, vassalage agreements, activities of the church leaders, the creation of legal systems, and law enforcement in the tributary lands.
While the initial provinces, carved out of former Byzantine lands, were ruled directly and personally by the Ottomans, expansion out of Anatolia expanded not only territorial grants to successful Ottoman warriors, but also the use of vassalage for local elites, who then ruled directly in the name of the sultan.
Denied such freedom, women are reduced to slavery or vassalage, even if they do not know it (Goldberg, 2010).
Yet, economically speaking, there were periods when foreign dominance did not inhibit economic prosperity (eg, Southern Latvia's 'golden age' in the 17th century and Ragusa/Dubrovnik under Ottoman vassalage in the 15th and 16th centuries).