serfdom

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Synonyms for serfdom

Synonyms for serfdom

the state of a serf

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To understand the strategic game of the industrial actors in the community of Nakskov you have to look at the embeddedness in ongoing social relations stemming from the adscription that enforced people as parishioners to work for the estate owners.
In the west people were not much downtrodden by the aforementioned adscription as it was not sanctioned there to the same degree as it was in the east.
What guided the industrial development and the entrepreneurial spirit in this part of the country, may have been the limited possibilities for being competitive in agricultural production, and the fact that adscription, copyholding and villeinage were not very strongly enforced and present.