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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... Relating to agriculture or farming...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
43 words

... Relating to farmland and its economy, the cultivation of land or land tenure. For example, the agrarian revolution in the UK took place in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which saw significant improvements in productivity and agricultural reform. See also agriculture...

agrarian civilization

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... civilization A society that depends on an agricultural economy , and which is therefore settled, as opposed to hunter‐gathering...

agrarian societies

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
19 words

... societies [Ge] Societies whose means of subsistence is based on agricultural production, crop‐growing, and the husbandry of...

agrarian protest

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
478 words

...by the agricultural labourers and cottiers who were their employees and subtenants. Agrarian crime declined after the Famine, as population pressure eased and living standards rose. Threats, assaults, and property damage all increased sharply with the return of agrarian depression from the late 1870s; but this was in the context of a movement ( see land war ) quite different, in its level of organization, ideology, and social composition, from the agrarian secret societies of earlier decades. Clark, S. , and Donnelly, J. S. (eds.), Irish Peasants:...

agrarian parties

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A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
294 words

... parties Parties representing farmers have been a significant feature of many Western political systems, but are now declining in importance. As urbanization and industrialization reduce the share of the rural population in the electorate, agrarian parties have found it more difficult to sustain an electoral base, and a number have either faded away, or have converted themselves into parties with a more general electoral appeal. The interests of farmers may be more effectively represented by national farmers’ organizations with close links with the...

agrarian revolt

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
738 words

... revolt . The so-called agrarian revolt was led by western grain growers seeking greater economic returns from the new wheat industry. Organized in their provincial associations, they enthusiastically adopted co-operative techniques for buying and marketing in their production system. They soon discovered that there were clear limits to what they could achieve by local means. The grain growers hoped to maximize returns by limiting production costs. This meant dealing with the costs of credit, transportation, and machinery—that is, the banks, the railways,...

Agrarian Relations

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
225 words

... Relations , the fiscal, economic, political, and social interrelations between the owner of land and its cultivator as reflected factually in the form of rent and coercion and juridically in ownership and possession . Byz. was an agricultural society, the basis of the economy being the soil. Like Rome, Byz. attached extreme importance to the status of land and the persons who cultivated or owned land. Consequently, to understand Byz. agrarian relations is to understand both the Byz. economic system and state structure. Scholarship has tended to...

AGRARIAN LAWS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
900 words

...the details of the various agrarian laws are dealt with exhaustively. The underlying assumption of the laws is that Erets Yisra’el belongs to God ( Lv . 25.23) and is therefore holy ground. The agricultural laws are regarded as “commandments dependent on the land [of Israel].” By observing certain restrictions and separating parts of the harvests as an offering or for gifts to priests, Levites, and the poor, the owner of the soil becomes conscious of his status as a mere steward, who acts in behalf of the true owner. The agrarian laws fall into a number of...

Agrarian Question, The

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
329 words

... Question, The An ongoing debate about the relationship between peasant agriculture and capitalist economic development. Although the issue was raised by Marx and Engels, the Agrarian Question can best be traced back to Karl Kautsky in a book of that name published in 1899 in Germany. Written in the context of a Europe-wide rural and agrarian crisis and falling farm incomes, Kautsky was concerned with three main problems: what was the impact of capitalism on small-scale or family farming?; how important was agriculture to capitalist development in...

agrarian laws and policy

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
510 words

... laws and policy Allocation of land by the community is attested in the Greek world at the times of new city foundations ( see colonization, greek ), and when land was annexed ( cleruchies ). There is also some evidence for legislation restricting the disposal of allotments by sale or inheritance, in order to maintain the original land‐units, which sustained the households. On the other hand, there developed strong resistance to the notion of redividing the city's territory so as to change the proportions of private landholdings: a promise not to propose...

agrarian laws and policy

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Andrew William Lintott

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
641 words

... laws and policy Allocation of land by the community is attested in the Greek world at the times of new city foundations (colonies; see colonization, greek ), and when land was annexed (cleruchies). There is also some evidence for legislation restricting the disposal of allotments by sale or inheritance, in order to maintain the original land-units which sustained the households. On the other hand, there developed strong resistance to the notion of redividing the city’s territory so as to change the proportions of private landholdings: a promise not to...

agrarian laws and policy

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Andrew William Lintott

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
692 words

... laws and policy Allocation of land by the community is attested in the Greek world at the times of new city foundations (colonies; see colonization, greek ), and when land was annexed ( cleruchies ). There is also some evidence for legislation restricting the disposal of allotments by sale or inheritance, in order to maintain the original land-units which sustained the households. On the other hand, there developed strong resistance to the notion of redividing the city's territory so as to change the proportions of private landholdings: a promise not...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
12 words

... XVII. f. L. agrarius , f. ager , agr- land; see ACRE , -ARIAN...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
707 words

... • antipodean , Crimean, Judaean, Korean • Albion • Gambian , Zambian • lesbian • Arabian , Bessarabian, Fabian, gabion, Sabian, Swabian • amphibian , Libyan, Namibian • Sorbian • Danubian , Nubian • Colombian • Serbian • Nietzschean • Chadian , Trinidadian • Andean , Kandyan • guardian • Acadian , Akkadian, Arcadian, Barbadian, Canadian, circadian, Grenadian, Hadean, Orcadian, Palladian, radian, steradian • Archimedean , comedian, epicedian, median, tragedian • ascidian , Derridean, Dravidian, enchiridion, Euclidean, Floridian,...

Agrarian History of England and Wales

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
26 words

... History of England and Wales . An eight-volume survey under the general editorship of H. P. R. Finberg and Joan Thirsk , published by Cambridge University...

agrarian

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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
16 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
93 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
96 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words

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