prefeudal

prefeudal

(priːˈfjuːdəl)
adj
(Historical Terms) of the period before the feudal era
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Some present-day researchers define October 1917 as a "traditionalist counter-revolution," which threw the country in the sphere of social relations back to the level of a deep prefeudal archaic.
By contrast, proponents of the "feudalist" theory (scholars of feudal law) argue that collective lands originated as rights of use over feudal land, which were granted in medieval times by a feudal lord to the local population, either as a benevolent concession or as a formal recognition of an actual use by the population dating back to remote, prefeudal times.
While at the beginning of the century, most of Africa, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, had hardly emerged from prefeudal or feudal social formations, the advent of European colonialists, whose avarice for conquest and colonial territories was fueled by the blossoming technological capabilities of the Industrial Revolution and the expansionist market demand of a new and burgeoning capitalist economy in Europe, transformed the face of Africa forever.