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Unformatted text preview: 4/1/08 Class Notes Family Farm - basic means of production. Former roman patricians forced to settle on own estates. Manoralism- or serfdom, marks beginning of peasantry. Only small minority had roles as craftsmen or artisans. Some were landowners, some worked the land. Biggest worry was safety, didnt have laws to protect them like Romans had. Had to turn to nearest feudal lord and their army. Had to accept whatever feudal lords said or else all freedom is gone. Class you were born into really mattered, essentially determined your fate Small farms sometimes absorbed into the lords land, sometimes freedom taken awaycouldnt even leave the manor were serfs Serf- tied to the land, if they left, could be punished with death. Status inherited by the children....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course 3400 210 taught by Professor Duke during the Spring '08 term at The University of Akron.
- Spring '08