Individualism Slowly Replaced Kinship/Lineage
Based Patricianly Tribalism Centered

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Updated 5/1/18 
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  Christian Institutional Interests caused the banning of popular marriage customs. Cross cousin marriage, levirate marriage to a brother's widow, adoption, divorce and concubinage were outlawed.
Church Doctrine was not the reason. These limitations were strategies to control property lineage.
Women were allowed by church law to own property meaning that because widows often had no heirs, property went to the church. Church land holdings would double by the end of 9th century and eventually reached 30% in most Medieval Western Europe.Because the Catholic Church was an iatrical part of a social system and there was no developed state, this control of property went unnoticed until the reformation though Pope Gregory VII  instituted church reforms that had some temporary success.
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Individual Property Rights developed and undermined the linage property rights required for a patriarchal tribal order. Early Feudalism enhanced social ties once provided by tribalism/kinship and provided greater physical protection. A Moneyed family relationship eventually replaced the Patriarchal family kinship required of tribalism. Social Mores and family rules were governed by the church. Political change followed.  ndividualism preceded the development of the state, Marx was wrong. 16th century capitalism developed where free property already existed and not because of  wealthy unresponsive bourgeoisie.

Clan based tribal competition for power was minimal but there was a feudal based blood nobility to consider. Vassalage was a contract with common law legal requirements for both sides. It was an agreement between individuals. Individual with human dignity. Political control over local governmental functions based on centrally controlled royal court Feudal law was more flexible and permanent under feudal contracts. Social hierarchy often influenced renegotiation of kinship law was less prevalent under Medieval Centralized Courts. The rise of state power required an educated
centralized legally trained bureaucracy. It developed a sustained system of precedents known as stare decisis.

Religion was essential to this process of law development. The King was not above Catholic Church law. He was not above common law. Equal fair application of justice increased a monarch's legitimacy and foster early state development. This process was different elsewhere. Much later, the French Revolution began the process in France. Europe coalesce under the Rule of Law happened later.India and China used religion, not law, to check on political power. In the Middle East, religion never coalesced into a single centralized institution outside the state.

Editor's Note: The United States had a monopoly on Power after the fall of  the Communist Soviet Union. The US could of economically helped Russia, instead she organized a battle for influence over newly created Eastern Europe. Allowing Russia to be part of the world order may have helped maintain world political balance. Instead, neocons disgraced the Russian people which eventually led to Putin's attempt to provide political balance.

Then ECB and Germany stiffed Eastern Europe during the Financial crisis will have lasting affect? Recently Poland, who didn't suffer much from crisis, still has the political right is acting up.

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