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Contingent countryside : settlement, economy, and land use in the southern Argolid since 1700

Author: Susan Buck Sutton; Argolid Exploration Project.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The essays in this volume are united by their attention to the many ways in which residents of Greece's southern Argolid peninsula-the focus of more ethnographic and ethnohistorical study than any  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Buck Sutton; Argolid Exploration Project.
ISBN: 0804733155 9780804733151
OCLC Number: 1054006447
Notes: A publication of the Argolid Exploration Project.
Description: xii, 391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword Michael H. Jameson; 1. Introduction: past and present in rural Greece Susan Buck Sutton; 2. The Southern Argolid from Byzantine to Ottoman times Peter W. Topping; 3. The Agrarian economy of the Ermionidha around 1700: an ethnohistorical reconstruction Hamish A. Forbes; 4. Social and economic formations in Kranidhi (1821-1981): a preliminary investigation Marina Petronoti; 5. Liquid landscapes: demographic transitions in the Ermionidha Susan Buck Sutton; 6. Changing house and population size on Methana, 1880-1996: anomaly or pattern? Mari H. Clarke; 7. The material culture and settlement history of agro-pastoralism in the Koinotis of Dhidhima: an ethnoarchaeological perspective Claudia Chang; 8. The present as past: an ethnoarchaeological study of modern sties in the Pikrodhafni valley Priscilla M. Murray and P. Nick Kardulias; 9. The changing household economy on Methana, 1880-1996 Mari H. Clarke; 10. Dowry and inheritance: their relationship to land fragmentation and risk reduction on Methana Hamish A. Forbes; 11. Mutable boundaries: subdivision and consolidation in a Greek village, 1936-1978 Keith W. Adams; 12. Neighbors and pastures: reciprocity and access to pasture Harold A. Koster; 13. The 'commons' and the market: ecological effects of communal land tenure and market integration on local resources in the Meditteranean Harold A. Koster and Hamish A. Forbes; 14. The 'traditional' craftsman as entrepreneur: a potter in Ermioni P. Nick Kardulias; 15. 'Nobody weaves here anymore': hand textile production in the Southern Argolid Joan Bouza Koster; Appendixes; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Buck Sutton.


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"Within the disciplines of classics and the archaeology and cultural anthropology of Greece, this book is of central importance for two reasons. First, the authors present valuable documentation and Read more...

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