New PDF release: Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic

By Ulla Koskinen

ISBN-10: 3319406876

ISBN-13: 9783319406879

This ebook investigates the varieties that the aggression and violence of peasant elites may well soak up early glossy Fennoscandia, and their function inside society. The members spotlight the social stratification, internal divisions, contradictions and conflicts of the peasant groups, but in addition concentrate on the elite as leaders of resistance opposed to the specialists. With the formation of extra centralised states, the elites’ prestige and room for supplier reduced, yet neighborhood and temporal adaptations have been nice during this quite drawn-out method, and there nonetheless remained numerous beneficial contexts for his or her organization. even if the peasant elite was once no longer a homogenous entity, the chapters during this assortment current us one uniting function – the peasant elites’ tendency to say themselves with an energetic and competitive corporation, no matter if this resulted in very assorted outcomes.

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