Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Yup. Serfdom never really fully recovered from the Black Death west of the Elbe, but it came back with a vengeance in Prussia and points East. A good starting point on it if you're interested is a classic collection of essays The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe ed. Daniel Chirot.
by MarekNYC on Sat May 10th, 2008 at 05:39:54 PM EST
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