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Woodland and Forests in Medieval Hungary


£32.00
S1348
9781841716947
Péter Szabó
2005
Archaeolingua Central European Series
2
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Description

In this work the author investigates the pre-Turkish Hungarian landscape and describes how medieval woodland functioned. (Particular attention is given to the woods around Pilis and Bakony.) In combining this with evidence still visible on the ground, the author goes further than seeing trees and woods as mere “environment”. His study in important in that it begins to trace a common tradition of cultural landscapes in north and central Europe, taking into account coppicing, ‘royal forests’, common and private woodland, pollarding, monastic usages, etc.