Upland Communities: Environment, Population and Social Structure in the Alps since the Sixteenth Centuryby 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
This book follows the social, economic and demographic transformations of the Alpine area from the late Middle Ages.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #8
- 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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