Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Land and society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia : from the thirteenth to the twentieth century

Author: Donald Crummey
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Donald Crummey's work is the first extended history of Ethiopia to focus on the system of taxation and tribute, called gult, that underpinned the region's social and political structure for some seven centuries."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Crummey
ISBN: 0252024826 9780252024825
OCLC Number: 40964665
Description: xv, 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Gult and the state, 1200-1540 --
"Man is free; land is tributary" --
Gondär, 1632-1721: order and disorder --
Mentewwab, "how beautiful she is!" 1721-69 --
The leadership of Gälawdäwos: family and property in Gondärine Ethiopia: the era of the princes --
Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: institutional grants --
Church, land, and society in Gondärine Ethiopia: private transfers --
Gult and the reconstruction of the monarchy, 1868-1910 --
Transformations: state, land, and society --
Afterword --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Donald Crummey.
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