A World History Of Tax Rebellions: An Encyclopedia Of Tax Rebels, Revolts, And Riots From Antiquity To The Present
A World History of Tax Rebellions: An Encyclopedia of Tax Rebels, Revolts, and Riots from Antiquity to the Present
A World History of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference source for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and war triggered by abusive taxation and tax collecting systems around the world. Each of the chronologically arranged entries focuses on a specific historical event, analyzing its roots, and socio-economic context.
The author of this resource has written other reference works, mainly on U.S. history. In the current book, we learn about the long, historical struggle against taxes over many civilizations and across centuries, from measures taken to relieve oppressive taxes in Babylonia around 2350 B.C.E. to a protest on Ascension Island in 2002. Tax revolt has been part of larger economic, political, social, and religious issues in every nation.
After a 10-page chronological list of rebellions over the centuries (nearly every year in the past few centuries), the author provides an 8-page cross-cultural summary of terms and strategies, such as underground economy. Subsequent chapters cover the "Ancient World"; "Early Middle Ages, A.D. 365-1199"; "Late Middle Ages, 1200-1500"; "Renaissance to Enlightenment, 1500-1700"; "Eighteenth Century"; "Nineteenth Century"; and...