Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

Property ownership is a social convention that allows and restricts access to physical or socially constructed objects and links that access with certain obligations. In many societies, the obligations of and restrictions on use, especially in connection with land, are managed by a separate supervisory office. Such an…

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Elwert, Georg, Frick, Frank S., Meggitt, Justin J., Honecker, Martin, Hezser, Catherine and Dilger, Konrad, “Property”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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