Seventeenth-Century Crisis in Brandenburg: The Thirty Years' War, The Destabilization of Serfdom, and the Rise of Absolutism

@article{Hagen1989SeventeenthCenturyCI,
  title={Seventeenth-Century Crisis in Brandenburg: The Thirty Years' War, The Destabilization of Serfdom, and the Rise of Absolutism},
  author={W. Hagen},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  year={1989},
  volume={94},
  pages={302}
}
  • W. Hagen
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • The American Historical Review
  • If a peasant, no matter whose, absconds without securing a substitute to farm his master's or Junker's property, the authorities shall, upon request, pursue him without fail, wherever he may be, as was agreed of old in consultation with the Estates; but he who wants the return of the runaway must send people of his own to bring him back. This rule also applies if a farm servant absconds and is subsequently apprehended. 
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