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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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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2009 for the course RUS Rus2710 taught by Professor Laurakline during the Winter '09 term at Wayne State University.
- Winter '09