In Landownership and Power in Modern Europe, a distinguished international team of twelve historians offers a fascinating --and unprecedented--comparative analysis of the relationship, in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, between the possession of land and the exercise of power in all its forms. The contributors, all experienced researchers in the area of rural/agrarian history, examine the workings of this relationship in several regions of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland. In considering their respective regions, the authors address such specific issues as the distribution of landownership and the wealth derived from it; patterns of agricultural exploitation (for example tenancy, sharecropping and direct labour); oppression, deference, patronage and clientelism in landowner-peasant relations; ideology and hegemony; landowners and the state; and the response of landowners to challenge from below.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
(No Available Copies)
If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!Create a Want