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The ‘corvée’(‘corvada’) system put in operation under the classic manor system as follows. Corvée was in principle a series of labor service relating to sowing focused on ploughing for seeding winter corn and summer corn and ploughing land in fallow. In general the time of corvée was the month of October when winter corn was seeded, March when summer corn was seeded, and May or June when weeds of fallow land were plowed out. Peasants of a classic manor ought to bring their own oxen and ploughs to lord's demesne. Heavy wheeled plough was used for tilling, and two or more oxen used for pulling a plough. It seems that peasants accomplished corvée with coworkers organized into group of two, three or four. For one peasant couldn't possess several oxen and couldn't alone manage plough pulled by several oxen. For all that peasants of a classic manor performed gratuitous corvée, they hadn't receive food more than half. Food was used as a incentive. Corvée was mostly imposed from one day to three days a week during the sowing season. Consequently peasant performed about 9∼27days every year. The area ploughed by corvée was from 1.5times to six times large than the area by land-allotting service. The minimum area ploughed by corvée was 10∼30are and the maximum area was 1.3∼1.5hectare.


The ‘corvée’(‘corvada’) system put in operation under the classic manor system as follows. Corvée was in principle a series of labor service relating to sowing focused on ploughing for seeding winter corn and summer corn and ploughing land in fallow. In general the time of corvée was the month of October when winter corn was seeded, March when summer corn was seeded, and May or June when weeds of fallow land were plowed out. Peasants of a classic manor ought to bring their own oxen and ploughs to lord's demesne. Heavy wheeled plough was used for tilling, and two or more oxen used for pulling a plough. It seems that peasants accomplished corvée with coworkers organized into group of two, three or four. For one peasant couldn't possess several oxen and couldn't alone manage plough pulled by several oxen. For all that peasants of a classic manor performed gratuitous corvée, they hadn't receive food more than half. Food was used as a incentive. Corvée was mostly imposed from one day to three days a week during the sowing season. Consequently peasant performed about 9∼27days every year. The area ploughed by corvée was from 1.5times to six times large than the area by land-allotting service. The minimum area ploughed by corvée was 10∼30are and the maximum area was 1.3∼1.5hectare.