Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:

login

Log in through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Journal Article

The Silver Miners of the Erzgebirge and the Peasants' War of 1525 in the Light of Recent Research

George H. Waring
The Sixteenth Century Journal
Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer, 1987), pp. 231-247
DOI: 10.2307/2541179
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2541179
Page Count: 17
Were these topics helpful?
See something inaccurate? Let us know!

Select the topics that are inaccurate.

Cancel
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($10.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Add to My Lists
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The Silver Miners of the Erzgebirge and the Peasants' War of 1525 in the Light of Recent Research
Preview not available

Abstract

Summarizing the research done by East German historians since 1955 concerning the role played by the silver miners of the Erzgebirge in the Peasants' War of 1525, this article argues that the workers' relative inactivity is attributable to three factors: the different levels of production in the various mining districts; divisions within the mining communites; and hostility between miners and peasants. The conclusion is reached that technological changes occurring since 1470 were of much greater importance in determining the subsequent conditions within the mining industry than the outcome of the Peasants' War.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
231
    231
  • Thumbnail: Page 
232
    232
  • Thumbnail: Page 
233
    233
  • Thumbnail: Page 
234
    234
  • Thumbnail: Page 
235
    235
  • Thumbnail: Page 
236
    236
  • Thumbnail: Page 
237
    237
  • Thumbnail: Page 
238
    238
  • Thumbnail: Page 
239
    239
  • Thumbnail: Page 
240
    240
  • Thumbnail: Page 
241
    241
  • Thumbnail: Page 
242
    242
  • Thumbnail: Page 
243
    243
  • Thumbnail: Page 
244
    244
  • Thumbnail: Page 
245
    245
  • Thumbnail: Page 
246
    246
  • Thumbnail: Page 
247
    247