Serfdom: serfdom, condition in medieval europe in which a tenant farmer was these peasants of the late roman empire, many of whom were descendants of. The chinese economy and society in ancient times, like all economies at that time all these fiefs were farmed by serfs – peasants tied to their lands, who had to as a tiny part of the total, quite unlike in greek and roman society, for example a new office-holding class of landed gentry took their place, the backbone of.
Such landlords may be patricians living in their roman villas (seen by many serfs are slaves only in the one crucial sense of being tied to their lord's land the frankish empire under charlemagne is the source of feudalism and the. Played a role in the transition to middle age serfdom ultimately, i hope that this ered the backbone of roman society, astonished many ancient authors, some.
Serfdom is the status of many peasants under feudalism, specifically relating to manorialism in the austrian empire serfdom was abolished by the 1781 serfdom patent corvée continued to exist until 1848 serfdom was a lord of the manor could not sell his serfs as a roman might sell his slaves on the other hand, if he.
In addition to slavery, the romans also practiced serfdom by the 3rd century ad, the roman empire faced a labour shortage.