(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The extent of farm desertion in central Sweden during the late medieval agrarian crisis : landscape as a source

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In this renewed investigation of the magnitude of farm desertion in the Late Middle Ages, field survey of the physical landscape and some historical maps are used as evidence, alongside conventional written sources. The extent of farm desertion has been underestimated because Swedish scholars did not use the retrogressive method. The rate of desertion is discussed in a wider context of settlement contraction and expansion in central and peripheral areas of Sweden, including the long drawn-out process of reclamation of the deserted farms


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 619-641]

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19070

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