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Rural History in Europe #5: Contexts of Property: The Social Embeddedness of Property Rights to Land in Europe in Historical Perspective

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Property, in historical discourse, is commonly but mistakenly fitted into a singular paradigm of property as defined in 19th-century European law and economic thought (primarily by the French Physiocrats and the Scottish liberals), undermining our ability to understand the social workings of property and how they have changed over the course of time, according to Congost (U. de Girona, Spain) and Santos (U. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal). With this collection, they seek to push the understanding of property in land more towards the purview of social history, sociology, and anthropology. Examples of topics explored include the manipulation of formal seigniorial powers over land by Czech peasants of the Middle Ages, variations in the political implementation of the liberal land property paradigm across Europe, peasant strategies towards the disposition of land before and after the Napoleonic Civil Code in French Normandy, Nazi Germany's "Heredity Law" governing "ethnic" German land, and the transformation of collective farms in East Germany since 1989. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The essays in this book tap the analytical potential of social contexts in which property rights are embedded - social relations, power and agency, political institutions, culture - to understand how landed resources are appropriated in actual historical societies. This exploratory approach seeks both to take advantage of the existing theory of property rights, as it is applied by the institutionalist outlook on economic history, and to go beyond it by explicitly incorporating social processes and factors in the analysis of property institutions. With this common aim in mind, the book covers a wide variety of historical cases throughout space and time, from the late Middle Ages in Tuscany to the very recent past of the de-collectivisation of the countryside in former socialist countries, which we hope will contribute rich and grounded insights to the discussion of the topic and of its implications.

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ISBN:
9782503532271
Author:
Congost, Rosa
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers
Editor:
Santos, Rui
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
World History-European History General
Series:
Rural History in Europe
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
330

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , The essays in this book tap the analytical potential of social contexts in which property rights are embedded - social relations, power and agency, political institutions, culture - to understand how landed resources are appropriated in actual historical societies. This exploratory approach seeks both to take advantage of the existing theory of property rights, as it is applied by the institutionalist outlook on economic history, and to go beyond it by explicitly incorporating social processes and factors in the analysis of property institutions. With this common aim in mind, the book covers a wide variety of historical cases throughout space and time, from the late Middle Ages in Tuscany to the very recent past of the de-collectivisation of the countryside in former socialist countries, which we hope will contribute rich and grounded insights to the discussion of the topic and of its implications.
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