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Author Squatriti, Paolo
Title Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy : Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Maps -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Trees, woods, and chestnuts in early medieval Italy -- Scale and meaning in the woods -- Peopling the woods -- Changes in the woods -- Environmental history in early medieval Italy -- An outline -- Chapter 1 A natural history of the chestnut -- The chestnut's work -- Working with chestnuts -- Chapter 2 The triumph of a tree -- Chestnut's spread: a European chronology -- Chestnut's spread: Italy -- Contexts for chestnut's spread -- The costs of adoption -- Ambiguity and possession: making chestnuts property -- Chapter 3 The poetics of the chestnut in the early Middle Ages -- An uncertain organism -- The name of the nut -- Writing chestnuts in antiquity -- Christianizing the nut -- Chestnut metaphors of the dark ages -- The color chestnut -- Chapter 4 Chestnuts in early medieval Campania -- An old story -- Living with the chestnut -- Eating nuts -- The chestnut's metamorphosis -- Chapter 5 Chestnuts in the Po valley -- Chestnuts' late antique launching -- Rise of a tree: causes and effects -- Chestnuts as property -- Pirating the chestnut -- Conclusion: Giovanni Pascoli and the old chestnut -- Glossary -- Primary sources -- Secondary sources -- Bibliography -- Index
An innovative environmental history of the chestnut tree and what it can tell us about the medieval history of Italy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Squatriti, Paolo Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy : Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107034488
Subject Chestnut -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Chestnut -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Chestnut -- Economic aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Landscapes -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Landscape changes -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Land use -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.;Italy -- History -- 476-1268
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