Upland Communities: Environment, Population and Social Structure in the Alps since the Sixteenth Century

Upland Communities: Environment, Population and Social Structure in the Alps since the Sixteenth Century

by Pier Paolo Viazzo
     
 

This book follows the social, economic and demographic transformations of the Alpine area from the late Middle Ages.See more details below

Overview

This book follows the social, economic and demographic transformations of the Alpine area from the late Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #8
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: anthropology, historical demography and the study of mountain societies; 1. Environment, population and social structure: the Alpine village as an ecosystem; 2. Open systems, open questions; 3. Anthropologists in the Alps; 4. The changing demography of Alpine communities; 5. The traditional economy and its demise; 6. The causes and consequences of Alpine emigration; 7. The wealth from the earth: mining and immigration; 8. Population, resources and homeostatic regulation; 9. The domestic domain; 10. Upland communities; A summary of conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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