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The Resource Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, Donald Crummey

Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, Donald Crummey

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Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century
Title
Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia
Title remainder
from the thirteenth to the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Donald Crummey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Donald Crummey's work is the first extended history of Ethiopia to focus on the system of taxation and tribute, called gult, that underpinned the region's social and political structure for some seven centuries. Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia offers an original perspective on how the rulers of Ethiopia - one of the great subcenters of agricultural innovation and development - used land to support their dominion. Crummey draws on all the surviving documents pertaining to the holding and granting of agricultural land in the Ethiopian highlands from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. By examining how social relations affected the conditions for economic production and how people of power drew on the wealth created by society's basic producers, he provides new insight into how ordinary farming and herding folk were incorporated into and affected by the institutions that ruled them. Presenting new evidence to suggest that the nature of landed property and social class in Ethiopia was considerably more sophisticated than hitherto recognized, Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia constitutes a major challenge to previous assumptions and understandings about land and social relations in this highly structured society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crummey, Donald
Dewey number
306.3/2/0963
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD979
LC item number
.C78 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Land tenure
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
Label
Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, Donald Crummey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Gult and the state, 1200-1540 -- "Man is free; land is tributary" -- Gondär, 1632-1721: order and disorder -- Mentewwab, "how beautiful she is!" 1721-69 -- The leadership of Gälawdäwos: family and property in Gondärine Ethiopia: the era of the princes -- Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: institutional grants -- Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: private transfers -- Gult and the reconstruction of the monarchy, 1868-1910 -- Transformations: state, land, and society -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
40964665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780252024825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, Donald Crummey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Gult and the state, 1200-1540 -- "Man is free; land is tributary" -- Gondär, 1632-1721: order and disorder -- Mentewwab, "how beautiful she is!" 1721-69 -- The leadership of Gälawdäwos: family and property in Gondärine Ethiopia: the era of the princes -- Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: institutional grants -- Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: private transfers -- Gult and the reconstruction of the monarchy, 1868-1910 -- Transformations: state, land, and society -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
40964665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780252024825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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