Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic by Ulla Koskinen

By Ulla Koskinen

This booklet investigates the types that the aggression and violence of peasant elites may well take up early smooth Fennoscandia, and their function inside society. The participants 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 experts. With the formation of extra centralised states, the elites’ prestige and room for corporation decreased, yet local and temporal adaptations have been nice during this fairly drawn-out method, and there nonetheless remained numerous beneficial contexts for his or her service provider. even if the peasant elite was once no longer a homogenous entity, the chapters during this assortment current us one uniting characteristic – the peasant elites’ tendency to claim themselves with an energetic and competitive organization, no matter if this resulted in very diversified outcomes.

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