Having added largely to his patrimonial possessions he became very powerful, and in 1416 the German king Sigismund erected Savoy into a duchy; after this elevation Amadeus added Piedmont to his dominions.
But no Eastern state advanced beyond the condition generally characterized as the " patrimonial," - i.e.
By the statement that the kingdoms which succeeded the Roman Empire were organized on the patrimonial basis (i.e.
Serfdom was abolished in 1807; but the liberated peasants received no allotments of land, and the old patrimonial jurisdictions were retained.
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