This article analyzes forms of land tenure developed in the historical, socio-economic and political development of humanity. The concept of "agrarian civilization" is substantiated and its chronological limits are defined. An attempt of forming a coherent, concise picture of agrarian history from the standpoint of evolutionary, cyclic, and civilization theories was made. Key forms of land tenure for each stage of the civilized unit are given.
agrarian civilization, land tenure, state, community, latifundium, lease, farming, agro-industrial complexes, and agricultural policy