Translated from the French of

Emile De Laveleye,

Member of the Royal Academies of Belgium, Madrid and Lisbon,

Corresponding member of the Institute of France, of the Institute of Geneva,

Of the Academy Del Lincei, Of Rome, etc.

by G.R.L. Marriott, B.A., LL.B.

With an Introduction by

T.E. Cliffe Leslie, LL.B.,

of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law


Macmillan and Co.



  1. Chapter 1: The Gradual and Universally Similar Evolution of Property in Land
  2. Chapter 2: Village Communities in Russia
  3. Chapter 3: Economic Results of the Mir
  4. Chapter 4: Village Communities in Java and in India
  5. Chapter 5: The Allemands of Switzerland
  6. Chapter 6: Juristic Features and Advantages of the Allemand
  7. Chapter 7: The Germanic Mark
  8. Chapter 8: The Agrarian System of the Irish Celts
  9. Chapter 9: Agrarian Communities Among the Arabs and other Nations
  10. Chapter 10: The Golden Age and Collective Property in Antiquity
  11. Chapter 11: Property in Greece
  12. Chapter 12: Property at Rome
  13. Chapter 13: Family Communities Succend to Village Communities
  14. Chapter 14: Family Communities Among the Southern Slavs
  15. Chapter 15: Family Communities in the Middle Ages
  16. Chapter 16: Family Communities in Italy, in Germany
  17. Chapter 17: The Origin of Inequality in Landed Property
  18. Chapter 18: History of Landed Property in England and China
  19. Chapter 19: Co-operative Cultivation
  20. Chapter 20: Hereditary Leases
  21. Chapter 21: The Mark in Holland
  22. Chapter 22: Common Lands in France
  23. Chapter 23: Common Lands in Belgium
  24. Chapter 24: The State as Landowner and Property in India
  25. Chapter 25: Landed Property in Egypt and Turkey
  26. Chapter 26: The Right of Property and Hereditary Patrimony
  27. Chapter 27: The Theory of Property