Working for the Junker: The Standard of Living of Manorial Laborers in Brandenburg, 1584-1810

@article{Hagen1986WorkingFT,
  title={Working for the Junker: The Standard of Living of Manorial Laborers in Brandenburg, 1584-1810},
  author={W. Hagen},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1986},
  volume={58},
  pages={143 - 158}
}
  • W. Hagen
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • The historical literature holds that, between the age of the Fugger and that of Robert Owen, the cupboard of the European common people grew ever barer. "The standard of living in Europe," Braudel and Spooner lamented, "progressively declined." To Wilhelm Abel, "the growing impoverishment of those who lived by their labor" was "a truly moving drama," culminating in the pauperism attending the early industrial revolution. In a survey of the literature on preindustrial incomes, Abel's colleague… CONTINUE READING
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