The mobility of the peasant population in the principalities of Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia in the 17th century Cover Image
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Die Mobilität der bäuerlichen Bevölkerung in den Fürstentümern Siebenbürgen, Walachei und Moldau im 17. Jahrhundert
The mobility of the peasant population in the principalities of Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia in the 17th century

Author(s): Daniel Ursprung
Subject(s): History
Published by: Arbeitskreis für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde
Keywords: Mobility; migration; Transylvania; Wallachia; Moldavia; peasants; Early Modern period

Summary/Abstract: The author compares the migration processes of the rural population in Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia in the context of Early Modern servitude in East Central and Eastern Europe. While a relatively high fluctuation an migration of peasants was characteristic for the whole 17th century, the circumstances were different. In Transylvania, it was mainly labour services for the landlord that caused flight, in Wallachia and Moldavia more important were taxes that had to be paid.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2001
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 277-300
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: German