Agrarian reforms
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1. Concept

The term “agrarian reform” encompasses all public regulations that contributed to abolishing the complex economic system that had existed since the High Middle Ages that had tied the feudal collection of surpluses produced by peasants to collectively organized agriculture and village life. The most prominent agrarian reform is the abolition o…

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Brakensiek, Stefan and Mahlerwein, Gunter, “Agrarian reforms”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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