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Conservation’s Roots Managing for Sustainability in Preindustrial Europe, 1100–1800

By: Abigail Dowling(Editor), Richard Keyser(Editor), Paul Warde(Afterword by)
362 pages, 16 illustrations
Conservation’s Roots
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  • Conservation’s Roots ISBN: 9781789206920 Hardback Jun 2020 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The ideas and practices that comprise "conservation" are often assumed to have arisen within the last two centuries. However, while conservation today has been undeniably entwined with processes of modernity, its historical roots run much deeper. Considering a variety of preindustrial European settings, Conservation’s Roots assembles case studies from the medieval and early modern eras to demonstrate that practices like those advocated by modern conservationists were far more widespread and intentional than is widely acknowledged. As the first book-length treatment of the subject, Conservation's Roots provides broad social, historical, and environmental context for the emergence of the nineteenth-century conservation movement.


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Map of Europe

Introduction / Richard Keyser and Abigail P. Dowling

Part I. Multiple-Use Resource Management in Preindustrial Societies: Pigs, Parks, Game, and Heathlands
Chapter 1. Controlling Pigs in Countryside and City for Sustainable Medieval Agriculture / Dolly Jørgensen
Chapter 2. Sustainability and Natural Resource Management at Hesdin, Artois, France, 1302–1329 / Abigail P. Dowling
Chapter 3. Eating Your Game and Having It Too: North-Central Italian Conservation of Game Animals and Birds, 1300–1550 / Cristina Arrigoni Martelli
Chapter 4. Sustaining Premodern Heathlands (1400–1750): Collective Knowledge and Peasant Communities in the Campine, Belgium / Maïka De Keyzer

Part II. The Governance of Aquatic Resources: Fishing and Flowing Freshwater
Chapter 5. Fisheries Regulations in Late Medieval Europe: Authorities, Concerns, Measures / Richard C. Hoffmann
Chapter 6. Managing the Lake Constance Fisheries from c. 1350 to 1800 / Michael Zeheter
Chapter 7. Keep the Water Flowing! Premodern Swedish Water Management / Eva Jakobsson

Part III. The Deep Roots of Woodland Conservation
Chapter 8. The Medieval Roots of Woodland Conservation: Northern France and Northwestern Europe, ca. 1100-1500 / Richard Keyser
Chapter 9. Managing Southern French Forests under—and before—Colbert: Between Law and Custom, ca. 1500-1700 / Sébastien Poublanc
Chapter 10. Conserving the ‘Vert’ in Early Modern Sherwood Forest / Sara Morrison
Chapter 11. Sustainability Prior to Carlowitz’s Sylvicultura? A Study Based on Cases from Schleswig-Holstein / Oliver Auge
Chapter 12. Traditional Woodland Management, Forest Legislation and Modern Nature Conservation in East-Central Europe / Péter Szabó

Afterword / Paul Warde


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By: Abigail Dowling(Editor), Richard Keyser(Editor), Paul Warde(Afterword by)
362 pages, 16 illustrations
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