RUSS 9-12 Peasant life and Peasant Women

RUSS 9-12 Peasant life and Peasant Women - 1) Peasant Life...

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1) Peasant Life   harsh, hard, primitive houses, limited diet, lived on grain and a few  vegetables a) Work   as serfs, tied to other peoples land and under their control b) Taxes   “Poll tax”, head tax, nobility exempt from head tax, they would take a census of  every male in a village and take a certain amount from that village depending on the  size, used to sustain the military c) Vulnerability   landowners could decide who the serfs could marry, sometimes serfs  were forced to marry within their group, serfs could be tortured by their landowners i) The Mir   refers to the peasant village, peasants restricted to their Mir, restrains  their mobility 2) Peasant Women a) Work   work hard, do all the gardening, the harvesting, sewing, baking the food (usually  bread), making clothing b) Marriage   were expected to marry, pressure to marry by landowners and other 
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2626 taught by Professor Villarreal during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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RUSS 9-12 Peasant life and Peasant Women - 1) Peasant Life...

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