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Serf, Seigneur, and Sovereign

Agrarian Reform in Eighteenth-Century Bohemia

Author:

William E. Wright

Serf, Seigneur, and Sovereign
Serf, Seigneur, and Sovereign

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Serf, Seigneur, and Sovereign

William E. Wright is professor emeritus of History at the University of Minnesota. He has also taught at the University of Colorado.

Serf, Seigneur, and Sovereign

CONTENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION

1 THE BOHEMIAN SERF TO 1740
2 THE AGRARIAN PROBLEM DISCOVERED
3 THE LATER YEARS OF MARIA THERESA
4 THE RAAB SYSTEM
5 JOSEPH II, ROYAL REVOLUTIONARY
6 EXTENSION OF THE RAAB SYSTEM
7 THE HOYER SYSTEM
8 TRIALS AND SUCCESSES IN ROBOTA ABOLITION
9 THE AGRARIAN AND TAX LAW OF 1789

CONCLUSIONS

Appendixes

I KOSCHUMBERG CONTRACT
II ABOLITION FOR ZAHORAN (HOYER)
III ABOLITION FOR DEUTSCHBROD (ERBEN)
V CONTRACT FOR SALE OF SERF-HELD LAND
VI DOCUMENT DISPOSSESSING SERF FOR POOR HUSBANDRY
VII BOHEMIAN AND AUSTRIAN MONEY, WEIGHTS, AND MEASURES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX