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Lecture 6

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University of Toronto St. George
Isabelle Cochelin

HIS220 October 2 , 2012 From Slavery to Serfdom and Beyond • primary sources ◦ manorial court rolls 13 c th th ◦ inquistio post mortem 13 c ◦ reeve's account 13 c th • secondary sources th th ◦ duby speaks of 9 and 10 ▪ dark description ▪ maybe earlier darker time ▪ maybe different because duby's a marxist ▪ polyptiques—looking at huge estates owned by successful monestaries ◦ bennett early 14 ▪ says he writes 1320 ▪ moment theyd enter the monastry the monks and nuns learnt to read and write in latin ▪ monks and nuns only ones writing—writing on traditional, write more on serfdom rather than peasants • • division between manorial and inquistio and duby and bennet • left speaks of power of lord and the hsitory of the lords: duby and inquisitio—positions of the lord, lords control • right speaks of voice of peasants—not peasants voice alone but ineraction of peasant class with lords and manorial courts etc • reeves in middle describes what the lord is earning from his peasants, doing account for lord but shows what peasants are doing • ^^^free peasants excluded—impossibility to see them from our sources, duby mentions a family of 20 with the head of the family giving his whole family into serfdom from a monastery, many peasants dissapearing tinto serfdom th ◦ when tehy buy their freedom away and growth of market eonomy 12 century onwards, more peasants ahve money, growth of cities, and then disapear from our sources ◦ free peasants a big question mark ◦ 0-500, maybe some free peasants, 500-1000 maybe increase but there are no sources ◦ free peasants—workign on their own land and own themselves ◦ what is certain is that by 10 century the free peasants dissapear, majority becoem serfs ◦ huge variety within europe The Slaves and the Serfs • primeval slavery and not to go into too much detail about the difference between serfs and slavery • slavery ◦ 2 types: ▪ chattle slaves/plantation slavery ▪ this form declined in 2 and 3 century dissapearing 2 act nd ▪ if you know history of latin america or united states, it happened in mainly north africa, greece, italy ▪ living in barracks, no legal rights, cant marry, no economic independence ▪ domestic slaves another kind have more freedom more likely to be raped ▪ chattle slavery declines 6 7 century, some think even earlier ▪ no right as people, cant testify in court, sold whenever nothing bonding children etc ▪ why did this slavery decline? ◦ Mense slave, mensus a place to stay nd rd ▪ why did slavery transform into the mense slavery 2 or 3 c onward ▪ many answers ▪ declining number of slaves, roman empire stop waging successful wars ▪ 1.marxist ex
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