The Crown, the Nobility and the Peasants 1630-1713: Tax, Rent and Relations of Power

 
9789517464734: The Crown, the Nobility and the Peasants 1630-1713: Tax, Rent and Relations of Power

The relationship of the crown and the nobility with the peasants in the 17th century Sweden (Finland) is addressed from the perspective of taxation. Around the middle of 17th century most of the land under the authority of the crown had been donated to the nobles, until King Charles XI began to resituate these tax-payers to the crown in the 1680's. Taxation was based on a kind of social contract, combining the concept of the power state based on the subordination of its subject with the mutual interaction of the latter and those in power. The subjects also had recognised rights in society and they demanded that their superiors abide by the social contract. The peasants neither revolted openly nor did they submit. Instead, their means of securing their interests ranged from loyal allegiance to means of pressure bordering on open resistance. The major disadvantages posed by taxation for them could not, however, be rectified in this manner. The Great Northern War that broke out in 1700 proved to be a burden that was too heavy for Swedish society.

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Published by Bookstore Tiedekirja, Finland (2003)
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Book Description Bookstore Tiedekirja, Finland, 2003. Book Condition: New. Kirjassa tutkitaan lahjoitusmaakauden aatelin ja yksinvaltiuden ajan kruunun suhteita talonpoikiin verotuksen perusteella. Näitä suhteita on pohjoismaisessa tutkimuksessa yleensä selitetty toisaalta yhdensuuntaista komentotaloutta ja repressiota korostavan mahtivaltioteorian ja toisaalta valtaapitävien ja alamaisten molemminpuolisen vuorovaikutuksen avulla. Kumpikaan teoria ei sellaisenaan toteutunut, vaan todellisuudessa oli aineksia kummastakin. Verotus perustui eräänlaiseen yhteiskuntasopimukseen, missä myös alamaisilla oli tunnustettuja oikeuksia. Printed Pages: 203. Bookseller Inventory # 115792

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