Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy: Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture

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This innovative environmental history of the long-lived European chestnut tree and its woods offers valuable perspectives on the human transition from the Roman to the medieval world in Italy. Integrating evidence from botanical and literary sources, individual charters and case studies of specific communities, the book traces fluctuations in the size and location of Italian chestnut woods to expose how early medieval societies changed their land use between the fourth and eleventh centuries, and in the process changed ...

Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy: Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316633205

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Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy: Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107034488

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