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The similarities of the two systems lie in the exchange of support and loyalty for the use of land. On the manor, the serfs were required to support the lord of the manor, in exchange for the rights to use the land, to have a home, and to be protected. In a monarchy, the lords were required to support the monarch in exchange for the right to have and use the manor and the protection of the monarch in time of need.

Speaking broadly, manorialism was a system of running an agricultural estate called a manor, but feudalism was a system of running a country in which the land was distributed, as manors, to lords in exchange for support of the monarch.

This question is a difficult to answer because different people use different meanings for the term, "feudal." To some people, the feudal system and the manorial system were almost the same thing. To other people they were very different.

The manorial system is derived from the old farming system of the Roman Empire, under which coloni worked on villas. Emperor Constantine I issued an edict that the coloni were not allowed to leave the villas, and so the system under which peasants were bound to the soil was born.

The system of the villa evolved during the Middle Ages into the manorial system, which was basically the same, but more formalized. The coloni became serfs, and the villas became manors, but there were other changes, including systematized cooperative agriculture, manorial officers, manorial courts, and so on.

And there are people who regard the feudal system as the manorial system with the added feature of manors being granted by kings in exchange for support.

The manorial system existed through pretty much the entire Middle Ages, with some modification, such as the fact that nearly all the serfs had become free tenants by the end of the medieval time.

The more narrow definition of the feudal system has manors as a part of the system, but its important features could probably have been developed without manors. According to this definition, feudalism was the use of a decentralized military system, as a response to the immediate threats to the nations that could arise locally, so quickly that the central government could not respond. An example of such a threat was an attack by Vikings, who could take what they wanted, destroy what remained, and be gone before the monarch even heard the news of what was happening.

The manors were used as the reward to members of the nobility for their support of the monarch, and to provide a support base for the knights and soldiers, horses, and equipment supplied from the manor.

Under this definition, feudalism had its beginnings about the time of Charlemagne, but had passed out of existence in most of Europe long before the end of the Middle Ages as central governments became strong again.

As an example, according to this definition, feudalism was introduced to England by William the Conqueror, and was ended in the first quarter of the 14th century.

There are links below to articles on manorialism and feudalism.

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They both gave land to the people and in exchange they proved their loyalty by either fighting in battle or by giving half their crops to the lord.

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