Throughout history, status symbols – often bizarre ones – have cropped up in art, texts, and archaeological finds, and have puzzled people from later cultures. As in nature, humans are driven by biological imperative (as well as personal desire) to show themselves as the best, and to advance their authority and power. Humans have found a wide variety of ways to display their “superiority” within a community, ranging from fancy dressing, to the erection of wondrous structures, to the acquisition of rare commodities. Enter the status symbol.
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Part two of a series of articles focusing on the social stratification of a feudal medieval kingdom. In this part we explore the middle class of the feudal kingdoms. Freemen living in the cities earning their keep by the merit of their skill and cunning. Artisans and Merchants that glue the society and become the beacons of change and progress