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Peasant society and its problems

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is divided into four parts, each focusing on a central problem. The first part examines the effects of the end of the Roman empire on the socio-political framework in which peasants ... More


The Land Market and Inheritance Strategies

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a general survey of the nature of the family–land bond in peasant societies. It brings about an investigation of peasant ... More


Political breakdown and state-building in the North

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter deals with the lands north of the Roman empire and of the Frankish world, Ireland and Denmark, and Britain, which lost most of its specifically Roman characteristics in the fifth ... More


Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Roman empire tends to be seen as a whole whereas the early middle ages tends to be seen as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states. As ... More


Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Leslie Dossey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population—the provincial peasantry—to paint a picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, ... More


Traditional Farming

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the use of energy in traditional farming. The evolution of agriculture appears to be a continuing effort to increase land productivity (to increase digestible energy yield) in ... More


Neighbours but diverse: social change in north-west Iberia during the transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic (5500—4000 cal bc)

Pablo Arias

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the available information on the late Mesolithic and the early Neolithic in north-west Iberia, and discusses its significance when attempting to understand the processes of ... More


Hesiod's Ascra

Anthony Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In Works and Days, one of the two long poems that have come down to us from Hesiod, the poet writes of farming, morality, and what seems to be a very nasty quarrel with his brother Perses over their ... More


Inside the Lordship: Reshaping Local Societies

Alessio Fiore

in The Seigneurial Transformation: Power Structures and Political Communication in the Countryside of Central and Northern Italy, 1080-1130

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198825746
eISBN:
9780191864650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825746.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Chapter 4 considers the social makeup of rural village society. It looks into the formation of a class of milites (knights), or second-rank nobility, whose status was enhanced through land and ... More


Introduction: Towards a Social History of Peasant Society

Neil Macmaster

in War in the Mountains: Peasant Society and Counterinsurgency in Algeria, 1918-1958

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198860211
eISBN:
9780191892400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860211.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, World Modern History

A key aspect of the colonial state was a geo-political dualism of space in which settlers occupied the rich agricultural plain and urban centres while Algerian peasants inhabited the communes mixtes, ... More


Separate Worlds?: Peasant Society in the Mountains

Neil Macmaster

in War in the Mountains: Peasant Society and Counterinsurgency in Algeria, 1918-1958

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198860211
eISBN:
9780191892400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860211.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History, World Modern History

By contrast to the settler-dominated plain (Chapter 1), this chapter examines the long-term socio-economic development of the peasantry massed in the mountains of the Ouarsenis and Dahra. European ... More


War in the Mountains: Peasant Society and Counterinsurgency in Algeria, 1918-1958

Neil Macmaster

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198860211
eISBN:
9780191892400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860211.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, World Modern History

The role of the peasantry during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) has been long neglected by historians, in part because they have been viewed as a ‘primitive’ mass devoid of political ... More


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