By Angele Smith, Amy Gazin-Schwartz
This quantity examines landscapes which were cleared of inhabitants—for financial, environmental, or socio-political purposes, via selection or via force—and the social affects of clearance on their populations. utilizing instances from 5 continents, and varying from prehistoric, via colonial and post-colonial occasions, the individuals exhibit landscapes as significant issues of contestation whilst populations abandon them or are exiled from them. Acts of resistance and revitalization also are explored, demonstrating the social and political that means of particular landscapes to members, teams, and international locations, and the way they assist form cultural id and ideology.Sponsored via the area Archaeological Congress
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Mapping is a tool of the state for legal appropriation of land, for military security (both offensive and defensive), and for economic purposes such as taxation and resource exploitation (Anderson 1991; Black 1997; Harley 1989; Kain and Baigent 1992; Monmonier 1991; Scott 1998; Smith 2001). As will be seen, the map that accompanies Giraldus’s propaganda writings is a good example of such a tool of the colonial state. SOCIAL HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE: ELEVENTH- AND TWELFTH-CENTURY EUROPE The eleventh and twelfth centuries were a time of population growth and increased economic activity leading to an increase in size and number of towns throughout all of western Europe.
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Landscapes of Clearance: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives by Angele Smith, Amy Gazin-Schwartz