Agrarian System


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Agrarian System

 

the aggregate of historically determined production relations in agriculture related to the system of land ownership and land tenure. An agrarian system is inherent in every socioeconomic structure. As new production relations develop in an old society, it becomes necessary to break with the old agrarian system.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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