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Cultivating commons : joint ownership of arable land in early modern Japan

Author: Philip C Brown
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of arable land that characterized a few large areas of Japan in the early modern period and even survived in some places down to the late twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Brown
ISBN: 9780824871710 0824871715
OCLC Number: 986757850
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2011.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : maps (black and white)
Contents: Origins and Geopolitical Contexts --
Data and Methodologies --
Varieties and Extent of Joint Landownership --
Lay of the Land : Warichi Practice in Iwade Village --
Warichi and Natural Hazard --
Luck of the Draw? Outcomes and Disputes --
Adaptability, Survivability, and Persistent Influences --
Final Reflections.
Responsibility: Philip C. Brown.

Abstract:

This work challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of arable land that characterized a few large areas of Japan in the early modern period and even survived in some places down to the late twentieth century.

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