By David F. Burg

A global background of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference resource for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and warfare caused through abusive taxation and tax gathering structures world wide. all the chronologically prepared entries specializes in a selected historic occasion, interpreting its roots, and socio-economic context.

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The Lagashites had long been oppressed by the ubiquitous and harsh bureaucracy of the Ur-Nanshe dynastic rulers, most especially by the “high and multifarious taxes and the appropriation of property belonging to the temple,” according to Samuel Noah Kramer. Consequently, they rose up and threw out the dynasty, choosing a ruler, Urukagina, from an entirely different family. In the early third millennium BC, Lagash comprised a small group of towns, each having its own temple, that was part of the kingdom of Sumer.

Cornell University Press, 1974. Goldstone, Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Cho-yun Hsu, Han Agriculture, ed. Dull. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1980. Jones, The Later Roman Empire, 284–602, vol. 2. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964. Susan Raven, Rome in Africa, new ed. London and New York: Longman, 1984. Tax Farming, a system of tax collection common in antiquity that frequently resulted in excessive levies by the collecting agent.

De Ste. Croix, The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World. : Cornell University Press, 1981. Tax Avoidance, along with the related tactic of evasion, one of the most widespread forms of tax resistance, found in virtually every society and nation. Unlike evasion, however, avoidance involves employing legal means of minimizing tax burdens by taking total advantage of deductions, shelters, exemptions, and loopholes provided by existing tax laws. Revenue losses resulting from such provisions often prod governments into revising the tax laws, but almost invariably some means of avoiding taxes will survive the revision process.

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