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By James C. Scott

This booklet offers an account of an highbrow step forward within the research of rural society and agriculture. Its ten chapters, chosen for his or her originality and synthesis from the colloquia of this system in Agrarian reports at Yale collage, surround a number of disciplines, assorted ancient classes, and a number of other areas of the realm. The participants’ clean analyses will develop the views of readers with pursuits as wide-ranging as rural sociology, environmentalism, political technological know-how, historical past, anthropology, economics, and artwork heritage.

The ten stories recast and extend what's recognized approximately rural society and agrarian concerns, studying such themes as poverty, subsistence, cultivation, ecology, justice, paintings, customized, legislation, ritual existence, cooperation, and country motion. each one contribution offers some extent of departure for brand spanking new examine, encouraging deeper considering throughout disciplinary obstacles and frontiers.

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Vanderbilt University, 1976), p. 268; and Ottfried Dascher, Das Textilgewerbe in Hessen-Kassel vom 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert (Marburg, 1968), pp. 166–86. 65. 1741. 66. 1734. 67. 1741. 68. Otto Könnecke, Rechtsgeschichte des Gesindewesens in West- und Süddeutschland (Marburg, 1912), p. 59. 69. Ibid. 70. 1739. 71. Könnecke, Rechtsgeschichte, pp. 372–78. 72. StaM, Best. 49d Marburg 556, Niederweimar 1738. 73. 1747. 74. 1755. 75. Philip Losch, Soldatenhandel (Marburg, 1976), p. 25; Boehme, Die Wehrverfassung Hessen-Kassels, pp.

61 Frequently, in association with ‘‘dismissed soldiers’’ (abgedankte Soldaten), officials used it after wars to justify draconian policing and monitoring measures against mobile populations. 62 Moreover, any substantial population living outside the authority of a Brotherr seemed an intolerable threat to order and proper distribution of welfare payments. the articulation between kin and tribute 31 Finally, the same formulation appealed to the dis-ease expressed in popular culture for persons disconnected from kin-ordered enterprises.

78–82. 13. , p. 179. 14. , pp. 171–73. 15. , p. 176. 16. , p. 189. 17. , pp. 190–94. 18. Rodney Atwood, The Hessians: Mercenaries from Hesse-Cassel in the American Revolution (Cambridge, England, 1981), pp. 19–21. 19. Hessisches Staatsarchive Marburg, Akten, 4h Kriegsachen, 5 Geheimenrat, Bestände 17e Ortsrepositur, 49d Steuerrektificationskommission. Cited as StaM, Best. 4h 4072. 20. StaM, Best. 5 16,622, Lahnstrom. 21. Eugen von Frauenholtz, Entwicklungsgeschichte des deutschen Heerwesens: Die Heerwesen in der Zeit des Absolutismus (Munich, 1940), pp.

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