Life on the Mannor


Often times there are more that one perspective available when looking at a given situation.  In fact, one of the challenges frequently faced by historians involves placing events or artifacts in context and drawing accurate interpretations of historical events or time periods.

The Manorial System:


Look at the two competing accounts of the Manorial System and complete the following activity:
  1. Viewpoint  #1
    Viewpoint #2
    What point of view is being offered by the author?  Identify details from the passage that highlight either positive of negative aspects of the manorial life.

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    What point of view is being offered by the author?  Identify details from the passage that highlight either positive of negative aspects of the manorial life.

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    What criteria has the writer used to assess the manorial system? (HINT:  Who is impacted by this structure?)





    What criteria has the writer used to assess the manorial system? (HINT:  Who is impacted by this structure?)

Part II:
Answer Think It Through questions 1 & 2 in full sentences.