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" Thus, it is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state — that is, when the cultivator becomes subject to the demands and sanctions of power-holders outside his social stratum — that we can appropriately speak of peasantry "
The Economy of Europe in an Age of Crisis, 1600-1750 - Page 259
by Jan de Vries - 1976 - 284 pages
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The Cambridge Ancient History

John Boardman, N. G. L. Hammond - 1982 - 564 pages
...peasants. Thus, it is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state -- that is, when the cultivator becomes subject to the demands and sanctions of power-holders outside his rural stratum that we can appropriately speak of peasantry. ' varied. In Thessaly, Sparta and Crete...
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The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant

John Dominic Crossan - 2010 - 544 pages
...in turn . . . [It] is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state — that is, when the cultivator becomes subject to the demands...— that we can appropriately speak of peasantry" (3-4, 11). For both Lenski and Wolf, then, a peasantry is defined in terms of an outside power, be...
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Peasant Economics: Farm Households in Agrarian Development

Frank Ellis - 1993 - 332 pages
...on the inferior status of peasants within the larger social systems of which they are a part. Thus 'it is only when ... the cultivator becomes subject...stratum - that we can appropriately speak of peasantry' (Wolf, 1966: 1 1). These earlier writings in anthropology on peasants contain several ideas which are...
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Smallholders, Householders: Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive ...

Robert McC. Netting - 1993 - 452 pages
...subordinate. "It is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state — that is, when a cultivator becomes subject to the demands and sanctions...— that we can appropriately speak of peasantry" (Wolf 1966: 11). Peasants "have very little control over the conditions that govern their lives," and...
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Peasantry to Capitalism: Western Östergötland in the Nineteenth Century

Göran Hoppe, John Langton - 1994 - 488 pages
...and peasants . . . [I]t is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state - that is the cultivator becomes subject to the demands and...social stratum - that we can appropriately speak of peasantry.201 The feudal state was based upon 'the fusion of vassalage-benefice-immunity to produce...
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The Politics of Aristocratic Empires

1997 - 416 pages
...production of a fund of rent which critically distinguishes the peasant from the primitive cultivator. ... It is only when . . . the cultivator becomes subject...stratum that we can appropriately speak of peasantry." "Peasants . . . are rural cultivators whose surpluses are transferred to a dominant group of rulers."2...
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Democracy and Dictatorship in South Asia: Dominant Classes and Political ...

Robert W. Stern - 2001 - 214 pages
...countryside were in the main landed peasants. According to Eric R. Wolfs classic definition, "only when a cultivator . . . becomes subject to the demands and...sanctions of power-holders outside his social stratum . . . can [we] appropriately speak of peasantry."13 If this is true — if peasants are by definition...
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Die Ensete-Gärten der Hadiyya in Süd-Äthiopien: kulturelle Bedeutungen einer ...

Alke Dohrmann - 2004 - 364 pages
...unterstützen und erhalten. ,.It is only when a cultivator is integrated into a society with a state - that is, when the cultivator becomes subject to the demands...power-holders outside his social stratum - that we can appropriatly speak of peasantry." (Wolf in: ebd.: 16). Zur Definition der 'peasants' gehört auch,...
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