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Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste.

An oath of fealty, from the Latin fidelitas or faithfulness, is a pledge of allegiance of one person to another. Typically the oath is made upon a religious object such as a Bible or saint's relic thus binding the oath taker before God. Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne. ... It has been suggested that Orlando (character) be merged into this article or section. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ... The chansons de geste, Old French for songs of heroic deeds, are the epic poetry that appears at the dawn of French literature. ... Oath of Fealty is a 1982 novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. ... An oath (from Old Saxon eoth) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. ... Allegiance is the duty which a subject or a citizen owes to the state or to the sovereign of the state to which he belongs. ... A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious significance, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial, Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems. ...


In medieval Europe, fealty was sworn between two people, the obliged person (vassal) and a person of rank (lord). This was done as part of a formal commendation ceremony to create a feudal relationship. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Look up vassal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Lord (Laird in some Scottish contexts) is a male who has power and authority. ... Charlemagne receiving the oath of fidelity and homage from one of his great vassals:facsimile of a monochrome miniature in a 14th century Ms of the Chronicles of St. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ...


Fealty and homage are a key element of feudalism. Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ...


The term is also used by English speakers to refer to similar oaths of allegiance in other feudal cultures, as with Japan prior to about 1500.


See also: homage, feudalism, vassal, commendation ceremony For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... Look up vassal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Charlemagne receiving the oath of fidelity and homage from one of his great vassals:facsimile of a monochrome miniature in a 14th century Ms of the Chronicles of St. ...


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Fealty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste.
An oath of fealty, from the Latin fidelitas or faithfulness, is a pledge of allegiance of one person to another.
Fealty and homage are a key element of feudalism.
On Fealty and Other Relationships in the SCA (5563 words)
If you do not swear fealty it doesn't mean you are not or cannot become a member of the SCA or a citizen of the Middle Kingdom; you merely are not a vassal of the King of the Midrealm.
Fealty, in its most idealized sense, and living up to the obligations of such a pure form of fealty are at the heart of the Arthurian myths of chivalry (see note 15).
SCA fealty, in this interpretation, is a voluntary vote of confidence in the Crown cast by a subject: it is also an ill-defined promise of service by the subject to the Crown.
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