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Collective farming, redistributive
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1. Definition

A redistributive collective farming community is an agrarian property and land use system, combining communal land ownership with fixed-term individual use. Under such a system, after the lapse of predetermined periods of time, cultivable land and, less commonly, meadow land are redistributed among the community members according to a certain formula to be worked individually,…

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Goehrke, Carsten, “Collective farming, redistributive”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029202>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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