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Weekly Log 8 Colleen Fantin Rus2710 Enlightenment ideas such as, human rights, personal liberty, political equality, and limitation on government, were a big part of the Russian elite society though out the 19 th century. In the pre-revolution, peasants made up 80% of the population. Much of the peasants were poor, uneducated, and resisted change. The men in the peasant communities did the physical labor such as farming and repairing equipment, as well as serving in the army. The peasant women did household chores, caring for family and light outdoor work. Children held a strong role in the peasant community as well, helping their parents with household duties, and learning tasks they will need in adulthood. Many peasants depended on magic and rituals, and believed that they had little to no control over their lives. Peasant houses were decorated with art of protection and prosperity, such as the wooden lace that covered much of the house. The Serfs were laborers attached to the land which was owned by the government
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Unformatted text preview: or others. Constantine the Great enacted laws establishing Serfdom in the Roman Empire during the 4 th century, by the 14 th century western Serfdom was rare. In order to centralize the Russian state Ivan III laid the foundation for Serfdom. By 1649 Tsar Alexis attached the Serfs to their land. By the time Peter the Great had come to power, Serfdom had changed. In order to collect more taxes, Peter the Great attached Serfs to the landowner, instead of the land. By the 19 th century Russians believed that Serfdom was immoral and it was emancipated. These Poor Villages by Fedor Tyutchev, discussed the life of the Serfs and what they went through. “. .The proud foreigner Will not understand or notice What pierces and secretly shines. ..” I took this as the people outside of the Serf community do not know of the hardships the Serfs go through, and will never know....
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