Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia: From the 13th to the 20th Century

Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia: From the 13th to the 20th Century

By: Donald Crummey (author)Hardback

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Gult, a system of land tenure encompassing both taxation and tribute, is unique to highland Ethiopia. It was through this that Ethiopian states and their rulers affected the lives of ordinary people. US, Canada & rest of world (exc. UK, Commonwealth & Europe) : University of Illinois Press

Contents

Gult and the state - 1200-1540; "Man is free; land is tributary"; Gondar, 1632-1721 - order and disorder; Mentewwab, "how beautiful she is!" 1721-1769; the leadership of Galawdewos - family and property in Gondarine Ethiopia; the era of the princes; church, land and society in Gondarine Ethiopia - institutional grants; church, land and society in Gondarine Ethiopia - private transfers; Gult and the reconstruction of the monarchy - 1680-1910; transformations - state, land and society.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780852557631
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780852557631
  • ISBN10: 0852557639

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