Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans

Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation

Editors: Pieroni, Andrea, Quave, Cassandra L. (Eds.)

  • ​First ethnobotany book on one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions of the world
  • First ethnobotany linked to concrete perspectives in terms of sustainable development
  • First ethnobotany book based upon a broad spectrum of approaches: historical, ethnographic, linguistic, biological, medical, and nutritional​
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About this book

This volume addresses recent and ongoing ethnobotanical studies in the Balkans. The book focuses on elaborating the relevance of such studies for future initiatives in this region, both in terms of sustainable and peaceful (trans-regional, trans-cultural) rural development. A multi-disciplinary viewpoint is utilized, with an incorporation of historical, ethnographic, linguistic, biological, nutritional and medical perspectives. The book is also authored by recognized scholars, who in the last decade have extensively researched the Balkan traditional knowledge systems as they pertain to perceptions of the natural world and especially plants.

Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans is the first ethnobotany book on one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions of the world and is a valuable resource for both scholars and students interested in the field of ethnobotany.

About the authors

Andrea Pieroni, PhD
University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy

Cassandra L. Quave, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Center for the Study of Human Health, Atlanta, GA, USA

Reviews

“The book offers a panoramic view of Balkan ethnobotany with a precise focus on post-conflict ecology, landscapes affected by contemporary urbanization, and targeted solutions for bioconservation and economic sustainability. It is required reading for scholars in any discipline who study the Balkan peninsula and would certainly belong in libraries … .” (Taylor Walker, Economic Botany, Vol. 70 (1), 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Ethnobotany in the Balkans: Quo Vadis?

    Pieroni, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Ways the Lukomir Highlanders of Bosnia and Herzegovina Treat Diabetes

    Ferrier, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • Hungarian Ethnobotanical Studies in Romania

    Papp, Nóra (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Bulgarian Medical Ethnobotany: The Power of Plants in Pragmatic and Poetic Frames

    Nedelcheva, Anely (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Cross-Cultural Ethnobotany of the Sharr Mountains (Northwestern Macedonia)

    Rexhepi, Besnik (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5494-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation
Editors
  • Andrea Pieroni
  • Cassandra L. Quave
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1492-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1492-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1491-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5494-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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