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«UN UOMO PER FAMIGLIO». SERVI, CONTADINI E FAMIGLIE NELLA DIOCESI DI REGGIO EMILIA NEL SETTECENTO

Pietro Moretti
Quaderni storici
NUOVA SERIE, Vol. 24, No. 71 (2), Lavoro servile; Mutamento politico e partiti (agosto 1989), pp. 405-442
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43778133
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Abstract

In this article the author studies the forms of the institution of rural service in the diocese of Reggio Emilia in the eighteenth century as evidence of the varied typologies of settlement in the area. As it emerges from the comparative analysis of 182 stati animorum made out in 1708, the environmental hardships characteristic of mountain regions face human reproduction at a slow rhythm, further delayed by endogamie marriage exchange. The ensuing high percentage of unmarried people for life provides a supply of labour, replacing the servile one, on which the nuclear family in need of help can draw thanks to kinship ties. In the lowlands, on the contrary, the accelerated productive rhythm requires a more regular labour turnover, expressly stated in the agrarian contracts imposing on the share-cropping the keeping up of the working output previously fixed. In this context, a set of documentary sources outlining the demographic pattern of the peasant families, leaseholders of twenty farms within a century, highlights, supported by comparable tables, reasons, times and forms of the widespread recourse to the rural servant.

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