Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Property in East Central Europe : notions, institutions, and practices of landownership in the twentieth century / edited by Hannes Siegrist and Dietmar Müller
Published [New York, New York] : Berghahn Books, 2015
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations
Contents Title page; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction Property in East Central Europe ; PART I Economic History ; 1 The Changing Landscape of Property ; 2 Agriculture and Landownership in the Economic History of Twentieth-Century Romania ; PART II Property between Law and Politics ; 3 Property in East Central European Legal Culture ; 4 The Habsburg Cadastral Registration System in the Context of Modernization ; 5 Property between Delimitation and Nationalization ; 6 Front-line Soldiers into Farmers ; 7 The Country Road to Revolution
PART III Practices and Mentalities of Landownership 8 Homeland as Property ; 9 Landownership in Practice ; 10 Property and Agricultural Policy in Twentieth-Century Romania ; 11 Contemporary Notions and Practices of Landownership in Central Serbia ; 12 The Practices of Landownership in Vojvodina ; Select Bibliography ; Notes on contributors ; Index
Summary Property is a complex phenomenon comprising cultural, social, and legal rules. During the twentieth century, property rights in land suffered massive interference in Central and Eastern Europe. The promise of universal and formally equal rights of land ownership, ensuring predictability of social processes and individual autonomy, was largely not fulfilled. The national appropriation of property in the interwar period and the communist era represent an onerous legacy for the postcommunist (re)construction of a liberal-individualist property regime. However, as the scholars in this collection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Land tenure -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Land tenure -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Land tenure -- Romania -- History -- 20th century.
Land tenure -- Yugoslavia -- History -- 20th century.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Real property -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Right of property -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Müller, Dietmar, 1969- editor
Siegrist, Hannes, editor
ISBN 1782384626 (e-book)
9781782384625 (e-book)