One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In the urbanized regions of Italy in the eighth and ninth centuries, instead of direct rural control by the powerful, what we find is links of clientship.’
- ‘From this Gallic system of clientship there developed, in Frankish times, the conception of the ‘lord's man’ (homagium or hominium).’
- ‘The state remains central in perpetuating clientship, wealth and development.’
- ‘Another is the attention he pays to clientship and how this differs from citizenship in placing people in vertical rather than horizontal ties of trust and obligation.’
- ‘Compulsory labour takes a considerable variety of forms, today as in the past - debt bondage, clientship, peonage, helotage, serfdom, chattel slavery, and so on.’
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