Earned Knowledge, L10, P2

Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“As Roman power crumbled, and as the kingdoms of their barbarian successors followed the same course, the land of Europe was left in the hands of many thousands of farmers and hundreds of larger holders. As we covered in Lesson 8, some people were comfortable being self-reliant and simply took empty pieces of land, making it their own. Others, less comfortable standing alone or simply content where they were, made deals with existing landholders to continue living as they had been. Over time, this became a new model of land ownership and use.” (11/14/23)