Essays Tagged: "serfs"

Serfs in Roman society

SerfThesis Statement- Although as a low class, serfs played a big part in the Roman society. 'I should rather labor as anothers serf, in the ... eople feel of being a serf. That is of how that man who quote that felt. But some would rather have serfs like in Alfred Bunn's quote 'I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, with vassels and serfs at ... e 'I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, with vassels and serfs at my side' As you may tell serfs is not something you want to be. As a young child you are not given the choice of what you are ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Absolutism in Easter Europe

a, Hungary, eastern Germany,Poland Lithuania, and Russia). These countries gained economicunity but serfs lost rights, and were bound to the land andtheir lords. A runaway peasant was punished by havi ... s was that new law codes set by weak kings tocomply with nobles gave them complete control over the serfs.Though there were some peasant uprisings none had any effect, socondistions didn't improve. Th ...

(5 pages) 87 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The Downfall of the Middle Ages. The decline of the feudal system, and the declination of the Church's power over the nation-states

he birth of a middle class, which didn't fit anywhere into the feudal system. It was made up of the serfs and peasants that left the feudal system in search of making money in trade. For the middle cl ...

(2 pages) 125 1 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers

karl marx vs. max weber

Marx, the proletariat and capitalists were class descendants of masters and slaves, and nobles and serfs. When the Industrial Revolution came to Western Europe in the mid 1840's, Marx saw that the ca ...

(4 pages) 446 2 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Nikolai Gogol's "dead soul" short summaries

into a new town, pretending to already be a landowner, and begins a quest to buy the names of dead serfs who have not yet been officially reported dead. Each person that Chichkov presents this offer ... and introverted Manilov. Though he does not understand Chichikov's need for the names of these dead serfs, Manilov is a character that is so desperate for company that it does not take any effort to t ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay which describes the life of a serf in Russia. It is written in three journal entries.

These past days I have been listening to the same rumor I had heard about Alexander II. Almost all serfs knew about it. I thought about many things while I was working today. I thought about my famil ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Causes of the 1917 russian revolution

s time were the poor. 80% were peasants and 4% were urban workers. Until 1861 the peasants had been serfs owned by masters, but they had been freed and allocated a share of land, which they could buy ...

(10 pages) 167 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Corporate Society of Medieval Life. Question: Medieval people saw themselves as a part of corporate society. Explain how they differed from Renaissance men and women.

ocial classes were rigid and were very strict, there was very little movement within their society. Serfs were owned as property and were responsible for cultivating and farming the land given to them ... ming the land given to them in return for their service. The landlords would distribute the land to serfs with in their feudal society in return for loyalty and protection. The feudal society was well ...

(1 pages) 81 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alexander II decreed the emancipation.

In 1861 in Russia, Tsar Alexander II decreed the emancipation edict for the serfs. In theory, this was to give perfect freedom to the millions of Serfs and State Peasants in Ru ... Alexander II initiated a period of reform in Russia with the February 19, 1861 Emancipation of the serfsAlexander's second reason was that emancipation could subsequently be used as a way of progress ... could subsequently be used as a way of progressing Russian reform policy. If the liberation of the serfs was to be executed in Russia, the nobility's manorial power would have to be diminished and ci ...

(7 pages) 48 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Cherry Orchard" and Russian Society by Chekhov.

oom for years. This gives Madame Ranevsky's house a nostalgic atmosphere. The recent freedom of the serfs and the dying power of the aristocracy is greatly shown in this act. In this act Lopakhin poin ... tay with his master even though he had been freed. This shows the point of view on society from the serfs perspective.In act three there are some examples of the changing in the classes in Russia duri ...

(2 pages) 77 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Queens: Catherine and Elizabeth, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, Hitler and Stalin.

atherine - In 1707, Catherine convened a commission of delegates from all the social classes except serfs to frame a constitution.Before her accession to the throne, Catherine had planned to emancipat ... to frame a constitution.Before her accession to the throne, Catherine had planned to emancipate the serfs.Elizabeth - Elizabeth picked up most of her ministers from the ranking just below nobility.Eli ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Absolute Monarchy.

resentative on earth. An absolute monarch answered not to his or her subjects, but only to God. The serfs in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages gradually won their independence and moved to to ...

(2 pages) 66 1 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

This is a short description of the Feudal System during the middle ages.

friends and relatives. These estates known as the fief included houses, barns, tools, animals, and serfs or peasants. The king also promised to protect the vassal on the field or in the courts. In re ... f training at the castle.There were only a few nobles. Most people, approximately nine-tenths, were serfs who worked the land for a noble. The serf was bound to the land. If the noble sold the land th ...

(2 pages) 49 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Time of Change: The Russian Revolution of 1917

ages until 1917 were peasant farmers, bound to the soil" (Resnick 51). These peasants were known as serfs. Serfs are bound to serve a master, farm the master's land, and give their master a certain pa ... land, and give their master a certain part of everything that they grow. The land owners that owned serfs were often revolted against. These revolts were minor, and usually not related. They were, how ...

(5 pages) 63 0 2.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

19th century Russian writers and how they dealt with the Western Influence of that time.

than a representative of European thinking. During the beginning of the century, indeed, peasants ("serfs") lead their miserable lives and were treated as the property of their feudal masters and coul ... yevsky's spectacular life is variously echoed in his fiction. His father has been killed by his own serfs (at least that's what the writer thought) This presupposition led him to be captivated with mu ...

(8 pages) 122 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Topic:Peasantry under Tsarist and Communist Russia

ation Manifesto', that proposed seventeen legislation acts that would free only the privately owned serfs in Russia. Alexander announced that personal serfdom would be abolished and all peasants would ... it allowed the peasants to own property and set up businesses of their own. The Emancipation of the Serfs was a fundamental change in Russian society and the economy, as it involved over forty million ...

(9 pages) 97 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

In 'The Government Inspector', Nikolai Gogol '...resolved to gather into one heap all that was bad in Russia.' Playing the Mayor, illustrate how you would communicate this to an audience.

ated gentry grew. As there were more people who fitted into the elitist category, rather than being serfs, the upper classes had more need to define them as truly elite, and so great competition betwe ...

(5 pages) 28 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

What problems did Alexander II face in 1855 and how far was he successful in solving them?

eform. The gap between the noble class and the peasant class was enormous and causing problems. The serfs were being treated horribly; the legal system and educational system were in desperate need of ... ther private landowners or the state, others served as servants on the estates of the nobles. These serfs were the private property of their owners, often beaten for no or little reason. They had no f ...

(4 pages) 41 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What were the reforms of Catherine the Great meant to achieve?

he did this in 1762 by secularising the property of the clergy, who owned one-third of the land and serfs in Russia. The Russian clergy was reduced to a group of state-paid functionaries, losing what ... em of high schools and junior schools, free, secular, co-educational, open to all classes including serfs if they had the permission of their masters. A centrally devised curriculum was imposed, teach ...

(7 pages) 50 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Marx-Engels Reader" about modern capitalism

l societies have two main groups; the oppressors and the oppressed. Feudalism had the lords and the serfs, in times of slavery, the plantation owners exploited the slaves, and even now, with capitalis ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays