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In earlier centuries one type of land grant had been the benefice, given for the
lifetime of the tenant and at his request; but it was not until the second half of the
8th century that the benefice was linked generally with vassalage. Whereas ...
Whereas folkland was shown in charters as subject to ordinary fiscal burdens
and not freely divisible, bookland, or land held under royal charter, was normally
free from fiscal dues and could be bequeathed at will. Bookland was at first ...
During that time three rel' 'ous orders —Dominicans, Augustinians an Recollects
—had acquired about one-tenth of all the improved land in the islands. The
discontent of the Filipino peasants with this situation had been a contributing
factor in ...
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