Champart

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Champart (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑ̃paʁ]) was a tax in Medieval France levied by landowners on tenants. Paid as a share of the harvest, the amount due varied between ​16 and ​112, and typically ​18 of the cereal crop.

Regional names for champart included arrage, gerbage, parcière, tasque, and terrage.

Beginning in the early modern period, champart was converted into a cash rent, first in the Île-de-France region.

References[edit]

  • Fossier, Robert, "Cens" in Gauvard, C., de Libera, A. & Zink, M. (eds), Dictionnaire du Moyen Âge. Paris: PUF/Quadrige, 2nd edn, 2004. ISBN 2-13-054339-1