The population registers of the nineteenth century highlight a visible conflict between the administration’s objective of increasing poll tax revenue and the village’s desire to suppress the poll tax. We can suppose that the repeated division of households would have reduced the area under cultivation per household and increased the number of small-scale peasants within the village. This social transformation likely reinforced the village’s inclination to avoid the poll tax. The population pressure caused by this transformation may have resulted in a closed social space and fixed membership within the village community.

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