A non-Eurocentric approach to the history of land tenure
When did the notion of property in land emerge? Some European studies suggest that this dates to the late 18th century. Meanwhile, Asian, African, and American experts suggest the 16th century. The EU-funded IberLAND project will study these narratives by exploring the development of land tenure systems in the territories of the Portuguese and Spanish Empires in Europe, Africa, America, and Asia. The project proposes a non-Eurocentric approach to the development of land property, instead taking a global perspective. IberLAND will integrate various regional historiographies and combine European and colonial legal histories, focusing on six case studies and building on detailed research in local archives.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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