In Pursuit of Land Tenure Security by Henri Dekker

By Henri Dekker

In Pursuit of Land Tenure protection is a distinct e-book that takes the reader on a world journey of perceptions of land tenure safety. It includes an anthology of essays in response to contacts with humans in the course of assignments in a number of components of internationally a interval of a number of years. The essays describe the human pursuit for a better point of land tenure defense. simply because land tenure safety is a belief, using tales of human adventure introduces the reader to an array of concerns linked to land tenure, between them arguable ways to offering land tenure defense. during this manner the pursuit of land tenure safeguard turns into a charming tale for someone attracted to land comparable guidelines, land similar stories, and all those that have chanced on the significance of safety of the rights to actual estate through humans, worldwide.

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In Pursuit of Land Tenure Security

In Pursuit of Land Tenure defense is a special publication that takes the reader on a global travel of perceptions of land tenure protection. It includes an anthology of essays according to contacts with humans in the course of assignments in a number of components of across the world a interval of a number of years. The essays describe the human pursuit for the next point of land tenure safeguard.

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Reference to customs of conveying rights to land can be found throughout the Bible and in laws of that time like the law of Hammurabi, written in cuneiform script in 1750 BCE. One of the legal codes of that law is about acquisition: ‘Thus you shall do every acquisition with witnesses and written consent. If not done so, the transaction is void the obtainer will be punished as a thief, with the death penalty’. The use of witnesses at important dealings was widespread practice in the ancient world.

It is doubtful, however, whether or not people in those times had the perception to see land in itself as a commodity to be bought and sold, but there certainly was the option of buying and selling of rights to land in the fertile valley of the Nile where land was a scarce and valuable means of agricultural production. Nevertheless, in most of the known world in biblical times land tenure was exercised in the form of communal land tenure. Land around a village had a social function and was often distributed among the people living in the village to be used exclusively for a certain period of time to grow crops.

Even the rocks which seem to be dumb and dead as they swelter in the sun along the silent shore thrill with memories of stirring events connected with the lives of my people, and the very dust upon which you now stand responds more lovingly to their footsteps than to yours because it is rich with the dust of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch. (Indian Chief Seattle of the Puget Sound tribes in 1855) The emotions a contemporary farmer feels about farmland are well depicted by Hector de Crevecoeur in his book ‘Letters from an American Farmer’.

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