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Woodland and Forests in Medieval Hungary

Péter Szabó
Archaeolingua Central European Series


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.