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Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic by Ulla Koskinen

By Ulla Koskinen

This ebook investigates the kinds that the aggression and violence of peasant elites may perhaps soak up early glossy Fennoscandia, and their position inside society. The individuals spotlight the social stratification, internal divisions, contradictions and conflicts of the peasant groups, but additionally be aware of the elite as leaders of resistance opposed to the professionals. With the formation of extra centralised states, the elites’ prestige and room for organisation decreased, yet neighborhood and temporal diversifications have been nice during this really drawn-out procedure, and there nonetheless remained numerous beneficial contexts for his or her service provider. although the peasant elite used to be now not a homogenous entity, the chapters during this assortment current us one uniting characteristic – the peasant elites’ tendency to claim themselves with an energetic and competitive supplier, no matter if this ended in very various outcomes.

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Jutikkala, Eino (2003) ‘Aatelisvalta ja lahjoitusmaat’ in Rasila, Viljo et al. ) Suomen maatalouden historia I: Perinteisen maatalouden aika esihistoriasta 1870-luvulle (Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura), p.  42. ) Social Relations: Property and Power. Rural Economy and Society in North-Western Europe, 500–2000 (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. ) Social Relations: Property and Power.  232–242.  54. ) Landbon, ladan och lagen och Hägnaderna, arbetstiden och bygdelaget samt ytteligare 20 agrarhistoriska artiklar (Stockholm: Kungl.

This is the opposite of what has been documented in Denmark and Sweden where one finds feuds between aristocrats that often involved the general populace in addition to feuding that is restricted to two groups or two individual peasants. Several court records in both countries bear witness to the fact that these peasants were even given the authorisation to resolve their feuds as part of a conflict. In fact, feuding terms and ­formalities occur often in Denmark and Sweden, with the aggressors formally dismissing the peace between themselves and their defined enemies, announcing why there is a feud, and accompanying this with a few specific threats.

294–297, 301–302. 18 U. KOSKINEN 9. Revera, Margareta (1979) ‘Hur böndernas hemman blev säterier. ) Bördor, bönder, börd i 1600-talets Sverige (Stockholm: Studentlitteratur), pp.  326–327, 346–347; Holm, Johan (2007) Konstruktionen av en stormakt. Kungamakt, skattebönder och statsbildning 1595 till 1640 (Stockholm); Myking & Rasmussen 2010, pp.  22; cf.  16–17. 10.  114–261. 11. ) Social Relations: Property and Power. Rural Economy and Society in North-Western Europe, 500–2000 (Turnhout: Brepols), pp.

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