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There were remedies if the lord did not keep up his end of the bargain. A serf was afforded several social and legal protections: The landlord could not dispossess his serfs without legal cause and was supposed to protect them from the depredations of robbers or other lords, and he was expected to support them by charity in times of famine.
Many such rights were enforcible by the serf in the manorial court. Why not simply rejoice at being set free? Why would the rulers establish courts if the relationship was totally one-sided wait a minute, they do that today? Often, individuals would voluntarily submit to serfdom — after a string of crop failures, for example. It offered the least bad of several alternatives.
The practice varied from place to place and from region to region. Some examples of these variations include: The amount of labour required varied. An "upper" group comprised great territorial magnates, who were strong enough to ensure the inheritance of their benefice to the heirs of their family.
A "lower" group consisted of landless knights attached to a count or duke.
This social settling process also received impetus in fundamental changes in the conduct of warfare. As co-ordinated cavalry superseded disorganized infantryarmies became more expensive to maintain.
A vassal needed economic resources to equip the cavalry he was bound to contribute to his lord to fight his frequent wars. Such resources, in the absence of a money economy, came only from land and its associated assets, which included peasants as well as wood and water.
Difference between "vassalage" and "vassal state"[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. Though the common wisdom is that a serf owned "only his belly"—even his clothes were the property, in law, of his lord—a serf might still accumulate personal property and wealth, and some serfs became wealthier than their free neighbours, although this happened rarely. A serf could grow what crop he saw fit on his lands, although a serf's taxes often had to be paid in wheat.
The surplus he would sell at market. The landlord could not dispossess his serfs without legal cause and was supposed to protect them from the depredations of robbers or other lords, and he was expected to support them by charity in times of famine.
Many such rights were enforceable by the serf in the manorial court.
In some places serfdom was merged with or exchanged for various forms of taxation. The amount of labour required varied. In Poland, for example, it was commonly a few days per year per household in the 13th century. One day per week per household in the 14th century. Four days per week per household in the 17th century.
Six days per week per household in the 18th century. Serfs served on occasion as soldiers in the event of conflict and could earn freedom or even ennoblement for valour in combat.
Laws varied from country to country: History of serfdom Galician slaughter in was a revolt against serfdom, directed against manorial property and oppression. Social institutions similar to serfdom were known in ancient times. The status of the helots in the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta resembled that of the medieval serfs. By the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire faced a labour shortage. Large Roman landowners increasingly relied on Roman freemen, acting as tenant farmers, instead of slaves to provide labour.
Because the tax system implemented by Diocletian assessed taxes based on both land and the inhabitants of that land, it became administratively inconvenient for peasants to leave the land where they were counted in the census.
Serfdom, indeed, was an institution that reflected a fairly common practice whereby great landlords were assured that others worked to feed them and were held down, legally and economically, while doing so.
This arrangement provided most of the agricultural labour throughout the Middle Ages. Slavery persisted right through the Middle Ages,  but it was rare. In the later Middle Ages serfdom began to disappear west of the Rhine even as it spread through eastern Europe. Serfdom reached Eastern Europe centuries later than Western Europe—it became dominant around the 15th century.
In many of these countries serfdom was abolished during the Napoleonic invasions of the early 19th century, though in some it persisted until mid- or late- 19th century. Serfdom in Russia Serfdom became the dominant form of relation between Russian peasants and nobility in the 17th century.
Serfdom only existed in central and southern areas of the Russian Empire.
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It was never established in the North, in the Urals, and in Siberia. According to the Encyclopedia of Human Rights: In up to three-quarters of Muscovy 's peasants, or 13 to 14 million people, were serfs whose material lives were barely distinguishable from slaves.
The owners were compensated through taxes on the freed serfs. State serfs were emancipated in August 5,  land reforms in Moldavia: August 6,  land reforms in Savoy: