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Serfdom and Serfs


Serfdom Details:
  • Is a form of modified slavery.
  • They couldn't normally be sold away from the land.
  • They also could not leave the lord's land without permission.
  • Can also be thought of as tenant farmers who had to pay a percentage of their crops as rent, as well as fulfill other obligations to their landlord.
  • Quite common was the need for the serf to seek permission to marry or for one's children to marry.
Serf Versions:
  • Romans
  • German invaders
  • Medieval - altered by the advent of the Black Death.
  • Russian

Image: Laura the Serf.
Image source: from flickr by peterbasmalord (cc)
Tags: Black Death - Landlord - Marriage - Serf - Serfdom - Slave - Tenant Farmer
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