Manorial economy and corvee labour in southern Sweden 1650-1850

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Abstract

This essay is an inquiry into manorial production in Scania. Its growth was dependent on the long-term development of European grain prices. When prices increased landlords were encouraged to put more land under the plough. The estates' main income came, to an increasing extent, from demesne production, which finally dominated the income profile. The peasants' most important contribution to the landlords became, in most cases, their corvee labour, and their uncertain tenure rights were illustrated with great clarity in the continuing evictions, which were accelerated in the nineteenth century with the aim of expanding the demesne.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)481-497
TidskriftEconomic History Review
Volym59
Utgivningsnummer3
StatusPublished - 2006
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa