What would a peasant be compaired to today?
The word peasant was once used to describe a person who was a laborer or farmer in the Middle Ages. The most closely related term that could be used to compare with it today would likely be blue collar worker.
The villein peasant was a serf. A serf was bound to the land, which meant that he or she was not free to move off of it. The serf was not exactly a slave, and was free in many ways, but had a status that is sometimes called "unfree." A free peasant, by contrast, was on his or her own land, and had a status more nearly like what we might call free today.
None. They were tenant farmers on the land owned by the king and his nobles. Answer: This is true, the land a peasant worked on was actually owned by a lord and the peasant would therefore be required to give a portion of his harvest (about 20% I think) to this lord. In saying that, the amount of land a single peasant and his family would live on varied from as little as 5 acres…
A peasant is a member of a class of small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. So a noble would be an antonym. Colloquially the word peasant has broadened to mean a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person. In this sense cultured or refined person would be an antonym.
In 1788 there were no peasants since it is 200 years after the middle ages. __ There were peasants in Europe after the Middle Ages. LOTS of peasants. Russia had a large peasant population up to the Revolution. As did virtually every country in Europe. China also had a large peasant population. The Middle Ages had NOTHING to do with the end of peasant life. Peasant life would have been hard. Difficult work, no education…
The medival life was a life where it depned on what your job was. For exmaple if you were a lord your life would be great. You would be rich,comfortable, and have lots of food. But if you were a peasant your life was tough. You were poor,uncofebmable, and you could never be rich. If you were a peasant your kids would be peasants and your grandkids would be peasants.