By Martin Blinkhorn, Ralph Gibson

This publication presents a comparative research of the connection among the ownership of land and the workout of strength in nineteenth and 20th-century Europe. 12 historians learn this dating in different areas of France, Spain, Germany, Italy, nice Britain and eire. The settings mentioned variety from peasant groups to impoverished landless labourers and exhibit numerous social climates from relative concord to sour and bloody clash. The 12 individuals are Ralph Gibson, Martin Blinkhorn, Donald Sutherland, Pierre Leveque, Hanna Schissler, Gregory Pedlow, Jonathan Osmond, Eric Evans, ok. Theodore Hoppen, Anthony Cardoza and Frank Snowden.

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Earlier, he referred to the family seat as ‘the natural centre of my influence’. Tocqueville, then, took his election entirely for granted, and was clearly uncomfortable when earlier he had to solicit votes from the masses. So was the Comte de Falloux. He stood in the elections of 1863 in Maine-et-Loire and campaigned by going around to the great houses. 2 That those at the top of the social heap should consider their authority natural and legitimate is entirely to be expected, but there are plenty of indications that those lower down the scale shared the same view.

Newby, ‘Agricultural workers in the class structure’, Sociological Review, 20, 3 (1972), pp. 413–39 (esp. pp. 414, 431–2), where the author suggests that deference may well be internalized. Mooser, ‘Property and wood theft. Agrarian capitalism and social conflict in rural society, 1800–50: a Westphalian case study’, in Moeller, Peasants and Lords in Modern Germany, pp. 52– 80 (p. 62). See also Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons (Harmondsworth: 1965), pp. 217–18. Price, ‘Labour supply and social relationships in the French countryside during the Second Empire’, unpublished paper, kindly made available by the author.

80. 63 Silverman, ‘Patronage and community-nation relationships’, p. 180. -R. : 1971), p. Lyttelton, ‘Landlords, peasants and the limits of liberalism’, in Davis, Gramsci and Italy’s Passive Revolution, pp. 104–35 (pp. 117–18); Spring, European Landed Elites, p. Pitt-Rivers, The People of the Sierra (London: 1954), pp. 137–59. , Albion’s Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England (Harmondsworth: 1977), pp. 17–63. White, Patrons and Partisans: a Study of Politics in Two Southern Italian Comuni (Cambridge: 1980), pt IV (conclusion).

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