Mediterranean Valley

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 1, 1995 - History - 372 pages
Integrating the techniques of archaeology, history and geography, this book traces the history of human settlement in the Biferno Valley from early prehistory to the present century. It also covers the parallel story of landscape development, showing that the two have to be understood together. It argues for the importance of human settlement, rather than climate (as is often argued) in shaping the Mediterranean landscape. This book provides an interdisciplinary study of a restricted region, but about an important theme: the relationship between people and landscape in the past, and what we can learn from it for the future.
 

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Contents

1 Approaches to Mediterranean landscape history
1
the modern landscape
17
methodologies
40
4 The natural landscape and its evolution
62
5 Early prehistoric settlement
84
6 The first agricultural communities
98
7 The settlement expansion of the 2nd millennium bc
132
8 Iron age chiefdoms c1000500 BC
159
9 Pentri Frentani and the beginnings of urbanization c 50080 BC
181
10 Roman towns and territories c 80 BCAD 600
213
11 The evolution of hilltop villages AD 6001500
254
12 Feudalism and the Southern Question AD 1500 to the present
286
the evolution of a Mediterranean landscape
308
Bibliography
316
Index
344
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