Social & Agricultural Structure

My argumentation in Peasants and Jews rests on a deep understanding of the impact of landscape type and landholdings patterns on the political behavior of the inhabitants of the north German countryside. On this page, I will post tables and maps relevant to this subject.

Distribution of population by landscape type

settlement
size

Marsch

Geest

Moor

Inseln

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

individual

417

73.2

329

52.1

18

16.7

8

53.3

small

149

26.0

288

45.7

82

75.9

5

33.3

medium

2

0.4

9

1.4

6

5.6

0

0

large

1

0.2

2

0.3

2

1.8

2

13.4

largest

1

0.2

3

0.5

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

570

100

631

100

108

100

15

100

population

71,670

29

124,701

50

43,677

17.5

8,724

3.5