Why was ownership of land the main value, an indicator of a person's status in medieval society?

Answer from: Andrey Smirnov:
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Well, look. 
Back then, between 476 and 1492. there were wars almost everywhere. That is, neighboring tribes:states were attacking their neighbors, killing and plundering the population, along with it all spoiling the land. Shells hitting (including burning ones), things scattered all over, and not only. 
 People who had their own land were considered in honor, because land is first and foremost a harvest, harvest = food. That is, a person who owned the land (well, if it was a lot) could not fear that he would not survive the winter, which, incidentally, was often the case in those days.

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