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    Themes in Rural History of the Western World (Henry A. Wallace Series on Agricultural History & Rural Studies) (Hardback) Edited by Richard Herr

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    DescriptionDrawing on a number of disciplines - economic and cultural history, geography, anthropology, climatology - nine scholars examine the major issues addressed by rural history. The result is an admirable collaborative demonstration of the influence of agriculture on more general historical developments. Three authors analyze the struggles between landowners and tenants. They range from capital investment and risk-taking in ancient Roman agriculture to the introduction of vineyards in southern Italy and to surprising advantages in feudal tenure in eighteenth-century Hesse, Germany. Other essays look at how European settlers affected the environment and peoples of the New World: in conflicts of cultures, in the development of the Mexican hacienda, and in land policy on a U.S. Indian reservation. There are also studies of frontier resources, new markets, and new politics during the era of the American Revolution; Spaniards introducing European farm animals to the New World; and the history of drought in Spanish America as a threat to social and economic stability. In his introductory essay, Richard Herr reviews the practice of rural history in the twentieth century and uses the other essays to offer a new way of thinking about this discipline.


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    Title
    Themes in Rural History of the Western World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard Herr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813814926
    ISBN 10: 0813814928
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1Q
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.72094
    DC20: 909.09734
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBSC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Iowa State University Press
    Imprint name
    Iowa State University Press
    Publication date
    30 August 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Arnes, AI
    Back cover copy
    Drawing on a number of disciplines - economic and cultural history, geography, anthropology, climatology - nine scholars examine the major issues addressed by rural history. The result is an admirable collaborative demonstration of the influence of agriculture on more general historical developments. Three authors analyze the struggles between landowners and tenants. They range from capital investment and risk-taking in ancient Roman agriculture to the introduction of vineyards in southern Italy and to surprising advantages in feudal tenure in eighteenth-century Hesse, Germany. Other essays look at how European settlers affected the environment and peoples of the New World: in conflicts of cultures, in the development of the Mexican hacienda, and in land policy on a U.S. Indian reservation. There are also studies of frontier resources, new markets, and new politics during the era of the American Revolution; Spaniards introducing European farm animals to the New World; and the history of drought in Spanish America as a threat to social and economic stability. In his introductory essay, Richard Herr reviews the practice of rural history in the twentieth century and uses the other essays to offer a new way of thinking about this discipline.