B. Essay Question (15 points): write a two-page response.
Read the “Charter of Homage and Fealty between the Monastery of Saint Mary of Grasse and Bernard Atton” (Feudal European Primary Sources) and answer the following: 1) In what ways is the value of personal loyalty expressed in this document? 2) Does the loyalty between Bernard and Leo extend beyond these two individuals? If so, to whom else does it extend? How are these people connected? What sense of a “person” does the form of loyalty embody? 3) What reciprocal obligations do the signatories have to each other? What is the viscount expected to do for the abbot? What is the abbot expected to do for the viscount?