By David F. Burg
An international historical past of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference resource for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and struggle brought on by means of abusive taxation and tax accumulating platforms world wide. all the chronologically prepared entries specializes in a particular old occasion, examining its roots, and socio-economic context.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY Cho-yun Hsu, Han Agriculture, ed. Dull. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1980. 141 BC Tax Remission (China), official central government policy of tax relief instituted in response to protests during the reign of the Han Dynasty’s Emperor Wu-ti (141–87 BC). Enlightened court officials complained to the emperor that the peasants were suffering from various excessive burdens, including taxation, forced labor (corvée), and maltreatment by landlords. In response, from time to time the central government remitted taxes on the peasants, especially in agricultural regions of China that were hard hit by natural disasters, thereby establishing a most significant tax policy precedent.
The Reformers returned to this issue repeatedly during a dialogue with government supporters (Modernists) reviewing many policies and their consequences, although the ostensible focus of the review concerned the government’s monopolies in the salt and iron industries (hence the title), and in the alcoholic spirits industry as well.
BIBLIOGRAPHY Polybius, The Histories, trans. Paton, vol. 2, book 4. : Harvard University Press, 1999. c. 220 BC Tax Farming Controversy (Palestine, Egyptian Kingdom), effort by Joseph, son of Joseph bar Tobias, to control tax farming in Palestine under the rule of Ptolemy IV (221–204 BC) that generated antitax riots. Joseph, a Hellenized Jew, had grown fairly wealthy as a tax farmer for Ptolemy IV in Koile Syria; but he wished to control Ptolemy’s collection of taxes in Palestine, which were farmed.
A world history of tax rebellions by David F. Burg