Peasant Revolt of 1524 - 1525 (Peasants War) Definition Peasant dissatisfaction in Germany b/c they had not improved economically, new demands for taxes, looked for Martin Luther for support, but Thomas Muntzer inflamed peasants against rulers. Hobsbawm, E. J. "Peasants and politics," Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1 October 1973, pages 3 – 22 - article discusses the definition of "peasant" as used in social sciences Macey, David A. J. Government and Peasant in Russia, 1861-1906; The Pre-History of the Stolypin Reforms (1987).

The Peasants' War (Deutscher Bauernkrieg in German, literally the German Peasants' War) was a popular revolt that took place in Europe during 1524–1525. It consisted, like the preceding Bundschuh movement and the Hussite Wars , of a series of both economic and religious revolts in which peasants , townsfolk and nobles all participated. 1524-1525, peasants rose up against lords in parts of Central and Southern German states, demanding return of rights and abolition of serfdom and tithe, many castles and monasteries burned by bands of poor people, spread into Austria, Corinthis, Thuringia and Saxony.