By Ulla Koskinen
This booklet investigates the varieties that the aggression and violence of peasant elites may well take 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 gurus. With the formation of extra centralised states, the elites’ prestige and room for corporation lowered, yet local and temporal diversifications have been nice during this quite drawn-out approach, and there nonetheless remained numerous beneficial contexts for his or her company. even if the peasant elite used to be now not a homogenous entity, the chapters during this assortment current us one uniting characteristic – the peasant elites’ tendency to claim themselves with an lively and competitive service provider, no matter if this resulted in very various outcomes.
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