Distinct Inheritances: Property, Family and Community in a Changing Europe

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Questions about the respective roles of private and state property have been at the center of European political life for the whole of the past century. Much less publicity has been given to the ways in which rights to property are transmitted over time and how different inheritance traditions have affected European societies. The chapters in this book draw on historical and anthropological research to show how inheritance practices connect the intimate organization of domestic life with questions of economic development, ...

Distinct Inheritances: Property, Family and Community in a Changing Europe 2004, Lit Verlag, Hamburg

ISBN-13: 9783825869618

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