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Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership

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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 concept of individual freedom and a distinct form of representative government and democratic institutions. By contrast, as Linklater demonstrates, other great civilizations, in Russia, China, and the Islamic world, evolved very different structures of land ownership and thus very different forms of government and social responsibility.

The history and evolution of landownership is a fascinating chronicle in the history of civilization, offering unexpected insights about how various forms of democracy and capitalism developed, as well as a revealing analysis of a future where the Earth must sustain nine billion lives. Seen through the eyes of remarkable individuals Chinese emperors; German peasants; the seventeenth century English surveyor William Petty, who first saw the connection between private property and free-market capitalism; the American radical Wolf Ladejinsky, whose land redistribution in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea after WWII made possible the emergence of Asian tiger economies "Owning the Earth" presents a radically new view of mankind's place on the planet."

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781620402894
ISBN-10: 1620402890
Pagini: 482
Dimensiuni: 166 x 243 x 40 mm
Greutate: 0.81 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing

Caracteristici

AndroLinklater'sworkisconsistentlywellreviewed;widespreadcoverageisguaranteedforthislatesttitleonsuchacurrentandprovocativesubject

Notă biografică

AndroLinklaterwastheacclaimedauthorofMeasuringAmerica,TheFabricofAmerica,AnArtistinTreason,andWhySpencerPercevalHadtoDie.HelivedinEngland.

Recenzii

Asweepinghistoryoflandownershipisthefinalworkofamaster...Linklater’slossisfeltallthemorekeenlybecauseinOwningtheEarthhehaswrittenabeautifullymeasuredandextremelyimportantbookontheideathat“onepersoncouldownpartoftheEarthexclusively”
Powerfulpolemicofwidescopeandscholarship
Andro’sownwritingwasasvariedandcolourfulashismuch-travelledlife...Acomprehensiveaccountofgloballandownership…Asprawling,sparkling,off-the-wallpoliticalhistoryoftheglobe
Thisimpressivebookfusespolitics,economics,philosophyandanthropologyasitexploresthecomplex,oftenfraughtrelationshipbetweenhumansandland
Masterly...Hisintellectualrangeisaswideashisgeographicortemporalrange,spanningfromHobbestoGreenspanandincludingphilosophers,politicians,religiousfiguresandacademics;anextensivenotessectionandbibliographyallowreaderstofurtherpursuehissourceideas.Byfocusingonlandownership,theemphasisinhistoricalinterpretationshiftsfromeconomicstopolitics,givingamuchdifferentperspective.Thisreinterpretationofglobalhistorywillgivereadersofhistory,politics,andeconomicsmuchtothinkabout
Ambitiousglobalhistoryoflandownership...Linklatersucceedsinthisgargantuantask
Ifthegentlereaderhasanyconcernsthatastudyoflandownershipmighttendtothedry,theywillbedispelledintheveryfirstpagesofthisbookbythespectacularflamboyanceofitsopening...Abookthatisneverlessthanfascinatinginitsrange,argumentanderudition…Inanageofpigmyspecialisation,thereissomethingheroicallylarger-than-lifeaboutthebook’sglobalrangeandpolymathaccomplishment.AndthoughLinklaterdidnotlivelongenoughtoenjoyitsplaudits,OwningtheEarthisanappropriatemonumenttoitsauthor’sdistinguishedmindandardenthumanity
Linklaterisalwaysanimpartialandinsightfulreferee...Thecrucialinsightofthisbookisthatownershipdependsnotonlyonpossessionbutonrecognition...Beguilingandprovoking