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Bastides: Taxes and Real-Estate Speculation in Medieval France

On American Tax Day, 15 April, it seems fitting to remember a time 800 years ago when tax strategies began to shift towards sales and property taxes. Enjoy! North-by-North-west of Toulouse, the Lot and Dordogne departments¬†are a joy to behold: … Continue reading

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Chateau de Biron: Story Behind The Picture

Chateau de Biron is in the Dordogne region of France, south of Bordeaux in the South-Western corner of the country.¬†Started in the 12th century, the chateau was in the hands of one family for 800 years, the Gontaut-Biron, and enhanced … Continue reading

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