Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia

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Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia - Crummey, Donald
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Donald Crummey's monumental 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 six centuries. By making imaginative use of previously overlooked records, particularly property documents that were written in the margins and flyleaves of Ethiopian manuscripts, Crummey provides new insight into how ordinary farming and herding folk were incorporated into and affected by the institutions that ruled them ...

Land and Society in the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252024825

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