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Landscape and change in early medieval Italy : chestnuts, economy, and culture

Author: Paolo Squatriti
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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An innovative environmental history of the chestnut tree and what it can tell us about the medieval history of Italy.
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Squatriti, Paolo, 1963-
Landscape and change in early medieval Italy.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012047924
(OCoLC)822971505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Squatriti
ISBN: 9781107250406 1107250404 9781139540759 1139540750 9781107247918 1107247918
OCLC Number: 846492930
Awards: Winner of American Association for Italian Studies Book Prizes: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque 2013.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Trees, Woods, and Chestnuts in Early Medieval Italy --
A Natural History of the Chestnut --
The Triumph of a Tree --
The Poetics of the Chestnut in the Early Middle Ages --
Chestnuts in Early Medieval Campania --
Chestnuts in the Po Valley --
Conclusion: Giovanni Pascoli and the Old Chestnut --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Paolo Squatriti.

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