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Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the history of medieval Nubia through the Old Nubian documentary archives excavated at Qasr Ibrim in southern Egypt. It focuses in particular on a single archive of land sales from ... More


Nubia’s Legal Tradition

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the history of medieval Nubia’s documentary legal tradition. It argues that the most logical origin for that tradition is earlier roots in Greco-Roman and Coptic traditions in ... More


Qasr Ibrim’s Land Sales

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter summarizes the published and unpublished land sales from medieval Nubia written in the Old Nubian language. It gives a commentary on the legal transactions taking place in the published ... More


Negotiations between Men over Wife Sales

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 7 explores the negotiations between men that framed wife sales, which were influenced by knowledge that such sales were prohibited. Prohibition meant that wife sales had to be regulated at ... More


Land Ownership

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the terms of Roman land ownership. It demonstrates how land is the basis of all agrarian economies. Yet land markets are different from commodity markets even today because ... More


Charitable Bequests, Deathbed Land Sales, and the Manor Court in Later Medieval England

ELAINE CLARK

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter examines the terms and conditions of the transactions arranged by the dying and the buyers of their land. The dying were not without choices when settling estates. The sale of land ... More


A Land of “Well-tilled Little Farms”: Land-Grant Development

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes a look at the development of the land grants in California and the western regions. It first studies the status of the early land sales of the Southern Pacific Company, before ... More


Anatomy of a Wife Sale

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 explains who resorted to wife sale (mostly poor peasants), why they did so (usually poverty), and how such transactions were negotiated. It analyzes the roles played by matchmakers and ... More


Jaipur: A Success Story of Land Leasing and Sales

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the land leasing and sales practices in Jaipur. Jaipur is known for being the very first planned city in India, as well as the capital of Rajasthan. The first part of the chapter ... More


Lucca and the Sei Miglia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

Chris Wickham

in Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207047
eISBN:
9780191677458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207047.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the rural society of Lucca and its relationship to the economic structures of its surrounding plain. It describes the city commune ... More


Debt on Informal Contracts

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of debt on informal contracts in England. During the medieval period, a plaintiff in debt could base his claim upon an informal contract when there is no record or ... More


U.S. Land Policy: Founding Choices and Outcomes, 1781–1802

Farley Grubb

in Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226384740
eISBN:
9780226384764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384764.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The U.S. government became “land rich” even before the Constitution when the original states with claims to land between them and the then-western border of the country, the Mississippi River, began ... More


The land market anatomised

H. R. French and R. W. Hoyle

in The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719051081
eISBN:
9781781700716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719051081.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Whilst impersonal economic forces shaped the land market, it was also the sum of hundreds if not thousands of individual decisions by property owners as to how best to use their land, whether to ... More


Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

According to his kin, John Wompas was “no sachem,” although he claimed that status to achieve his economic and political ends. He drew on the legal and political practices of both Indians and the ... More


The Statute of Frauds

Melvin A. Eisenberg

in Foundational Principles of Contract Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199731404
eISBN:
9780199364718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0056
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 56 concerns the statute of frauds. The law does not require contracts as a class to be in writing. However, the Statute of Frauds, adopted in England in 1677 and in force in almost every ... More


David’s Threshing Floor: On Royal Dedication of Land to the Gods

Stephen C. Russell

in The King and the Land: A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199361885
eISBN:
9780190244859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361885.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 2 reads the description of David’s purchase of Araunah’s land in 2 Samuel 24 in light of ancient Near Eastern texts depicting royal power over land, especially land sales and land grants. ... More


Policies for Faster Growth in Agriculture

Arvind Panagariya, Pinaki Chakraborty, and M. Govinda Rao

in State Level Reforms, Growth, and Development in Indian States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199367863
eISBN:
9780199367887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367863.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agriculture has considerably slowed down from the peak of the green revolution. Accordingly, this chapter focuses on reforms that the states and the center can undertake to revive agricultural ... More


Formalities

Hein Kötz

in European Contract Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198800040
eISBN:
9780191927904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800040.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter considers the importance of formalities in the validity of contracts. All legal systems in Europe have rules that invalidate certain contracts if specified formalities are ignored. ... More


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