[The Rural Community of the North-West Bulgaria (1878-1940)]
Type of publication: Research Article
rural community, customary land law, land tenure, land use, zemlishte, north-west bulgaria
After the Ottoman conquest of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian customary land law was developing in the context of underdeveloped economy and what was mostly natural economy. Survivals of the communal land ownership and tenure were generally typical of this law at the time. After Bulgaria was liberated from Ottoman rule, there was a development of new social and economic relations based on market economy, gradually followed by the growth of private property in rural communities. Still, the backwardness of agriculture and peasants’ poverty were impeding the disintegration of the rural community, which was thus occurring slowly and incrementally.
Dontchev, K. 2016. Sel’skaia obshchina severo-zapadnoi Bolgarii (1878-1940 gg.) [The Rural Community of the North-West Bulgaria (1878-1940)]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 153-169
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