Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership (by Andro Linklater)


Author(s): Andro Linklater

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2013-11-12
ISBN-10: 1620402890
ISBN-13: 9781620402894
Language: English
Description:
Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land
still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to
the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the
ways of life that went with it, were consigned to history by,
Andro Linklater persuasively argues, the most creative and at the
same time destructive cultural force in the modern era–the idea
of individual, exclusive ownership of land.
Spreading from both shores of the north Atlantic, it laid waste
to traditional communal civilizations, displacing entire peoples
from their homelands, but at the same time brought into being a
unique… more…

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