New PDF release: A world history of tax rebellions

By David F. Burg

An international historical past of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference resource for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and warfare caused by means of abusive taxation and tax gathering structures around the globe. all the chronologically prepared entries specializes in a particular old occasion, interpreting its roots, and socio-economic context.

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The abbot of Gloucester, for example, reportedly gave Hostage 60 shillings and a gold brooch; the almoner provided 4 marks; the master of the works, 40 shillings; and the chamberlain, 60 shillings. ” In short, the incidence of bribery worked its way up and down the ladder of the social and political system, although rarely reaching the bottom rung occupied by the impecunious peasants. ” No doubt the validity of Aston’s comment can hardly be restricted either to the thirteenth century or to England.

The allies of the league supplied assessments of either ships or money (tribute) to its support and met periodically as a synod of equals to manage the league’s general affairs, with Athens holding the presidency and making the assessments, at the temple of Apollo and Artemis in Delos. War continued against Persian strongholds in Thrace and the Aegean. Having grown weary of warfare, many more of the Ionian cities accepted money payments (tribute) in lieu of ships as their assessment for the league.

This rapacity included Ataxerxes III’s confiscation of sacred treasures from the Egyptian temples. Trigger and his colleagues draw the conclusion that as a result of this grasping administration, “armed rebellion once more raised its head in the form of the revolt of the enigmatic Khabbash”—or at least that appears a distinct possibility. In any event, hated Persian policies caused the Egyptians to welcome conquest by Alexander the Great in late 332. , Ancient Egypt: A Social History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

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