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  1. Serfdom. As with slaves, serfs could be bought, sold, or traded, abused with no rights over their own bodies, and could not leave the land they were bound to. Serfs who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the lord of the manor who owned that land. In return they were entitled to protection, justice.
  2. Serfs in the middle ages were generally peasant farmers who provided manual labor in their master’s land. The peasants would pay the lord some dues (in the form of labor) in exchange for using part of the lord’s land to generate their own food.
  3. A serf is a peasant who lives under the political system of feudalism – they aren’t just unique to Russia but were found across Europe throughout the middle ages. The peasant is almost, but not quite, a slave, tied to the land of a landowner who also owns the right to that peasant’s existence.
  4. serf meaning: 1. a member of a low social class in medieval times who worked on the land and had to obey the. Learn more.
  5. Peasants & Serfs. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. ntsc. Terms in this set (14) People who lived and worked on the land and were free to move were called _____. peasants. Peasants who were legally bound to the land or .
  6. The Serfs, a popular Portsmouth, NH based band, has been delighting audiences for 20 years with its unique blend of instruments and musical genres. The Serfs! with Gary Sredzienski .
  7. As nouns the difference between serf and freeman is that serf is a partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, slavishly attached to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights while freeman is a free man, one who is not a serf or slave.
  8. The medieval serf was a slave by another name. Serfs were the laborers and farm machinery that kept the economy of medieval Europe moving. A serf was free in name but in fact his feudal lord.

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