Peasants in the Middle Ages. Werner Rosener, Alexander Stutzer. Mavis Mate, "Peasants in the Middle Ages. Werner Rosener, Alexander Stutzer," American Journal of Sociology 99, no. 6 (May, 1994): 1676-1677.
Werner Rösener, Alexander Stutzer (Translator)
Werner Rösener, Alexander Stutzer (Translator). This book is a lively refutation of preconceptions that medieval peasants existed either in idyllic rural conditions or in unmitigated oppression and poverty. At the height of the Middle Ages, the peasant condition improved as tenant farming replaced the seigneurial system and progress in agricultural technology increased productivity. Peasants left overcrowded villages to farm less fertile or barely populated land.
Werner Rosener (Author), Alexander Stutzer (Translator). Very good book on peasant life in the middle ages. ISBN-13: 978-0745605296. Keep in mind it is mostly focused on Central Europe (Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, et.
Medieval and Early Modern - Peasants in the Middle Ages. Translated and with foreword and glossary by Alexander Stützer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
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This book sets out to redress the balance of history in favor of the peasants. At the height of the Middle Ages, the peasant condition improved as the seigneurial system was gradually replaced by tenant farming and progress in agricultural technology increased productivity. Peasant colonists now left overcrowded villages to farm less fertile or barely populated terrains.
Peasants were tied to the land and were not allowed to move away from the land or change their profession unless they .
Peasants were tied to the land and were not allowed to move away from the land or change their profession unless they became freemen. In addition to the labor that they provided the lords, peasants in the middle ages also contributed some of their agricultural produce to their masters as a form of payment. Approximately nine out of ten people in the middle ages were peasants and only a few of them were not bound to the land. Nevertheless, the freemen also paid some form of rent for living and working in the lord’s manor.
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