Bli först att boken Serfdom and Slavery.

These organizational conditions explain historical episodes that Domar accounted for, those he left unexplained, and imply that serfdom and slavery are mutually exclusive.

Bli först att boken Serfdom and Slavery.

Bush, M. L., ed. Serfdom and Slavery: Studies in Legal Bondage. London and New York, 1996.

I. Comparison of Serfdom and Slavery

The Third Census of the Russian Empire (1762-1766) provides uswith the estimates of the extent of bondage; in all probability,fully seven-ninths of the Russia population was unfreeat this time. Notably, at least 40% of these serfs and slaveswere ; (the percentage swelledafter the state nationalized the land and serf holdings of theOrthodox Church). Serfdom and slavery did gradually decline inimportance, but extremely slowly, as these additional censusesreveal:

The Emancipation of Serf and Slave in Russia and America

While the other nations of Europe were gradually abolishing serfdom,Catherine the Great was extending it in Russia. Serfdom and slaverystill existed in Russia in 1839 when de Custine wrote his ,and was not officially abolished until 1861. Nor was this a marginalinstitution; servile labor was the norm, not the exception.

Serfdom and slavery.
I enjoy your blog but don’t know why you equate serfdom with slavery (and serfs with slaves.) Both serfdom and slavery were evil institutions, but they were not the same. As bad as it was for the serfs, by and large serfs had more autonomy than slaves. Serfdom was terrible and unjust, but slavery was even worse. This is not “merely a matter of semantics.”In Western and Central Europe from the seventh to the ninth century, peasants were by birth personally or legally and administratively dependent on seigniors. With the exception of manor serfs and slaves settled on holdings, however, they were not bound to the soil or to the person of the seignior by law and were not subject to the other restrictions of serfdom. Only under Charlemagne, during the short-lived ascendancy of the Frankish state, were attempts made, generally without success, to bind a larger segment of the peasantry to the soil. At that time peasants were legally attached to the land only in southwestern Europe, on the territory of the former Roman Empire.
In my history class, we recently mentioned the differences between serfdom and slavery

Introduction to Week 6 - Russian Serfdom and American Slavery

Old Tibet followed the feudal serfdom characterized by "temporal and religious administration". Under the system, monks and nobles sat over serfs and slaves, who are personally attached to their masters. Its decadent, dark and cruel nature hampered social progress, and slowed down the development of productive forces. Such a system even controlled the mind of the public in the region.

The main difference between serfdom and slavery was that serfdom was generally less binding

Serfdom and Slavery: Studies in Legal Bondage

This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities. Purlevskii came from an initially prosperous family that later became impoverished. Early in his childhood, he lost his father. Purlevskii did not have a chance to gain a formal education. He lived under serfdom until 1831 when at the age of 30 he escaped his servitude.

Gorshkov's introduction provides some basic knowledge about Russian serfdom and draws upon the most recent scholarship. Notes provide references and general information about events, places and people mentioned in the memoirs.

Besides its appeal to scholars of Russian history, peasant studies, or servile systems such as serfdom and slavery, the illustrations and the conversational style will make this book highly suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes.

Medieval European serfdom and slavery under the trans-Atlantic slave trade were the stuff of horror

The Maya had a system of serfdom and slavery

The first one touches the matter of self-organization of the day-to-day life of serfs. That difference comes from two facts - different position of serf and slave owners, and the kinds of serviced provided to landlords by serfs.