Environmental History

Italian Historical Rural Landscapes

Cultural Values for the Environment and Rural Development

Editors: Agnoletti, Mauro (Ed.)

  • It is the first survey ever done on the traditional rural landscapes of a country
  • It defines criteria for the identification of traditional rural landscapes
  • It is a case study for rural, environmental and landscape policies
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Sustainable development and rural policies have pursued strategies where farming has been often regarded as a factor deteriorating the ecosystem. But the current economic, social and environmental problems of the Earth probably call for examples of a positive integration between human society and nature. This research work presents more than a hundred case studies where the historical relationships between man and nature have generated, not deterioration, but cultural, environmental, social and economic values. The results show that is not only the economic face of globalization that is negatively affecting the landscape, but also inappropriate environmental policies. The CBD-UNESCO program on biocultural diversity, the FAO Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and several projects of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, as well as European rural policies acknowledge the importance of cultural values associated to landscape. This research intends to support  these efforts.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Italian Historical Rural Landscapes: Dynamics, Data Analysis and Research Findings

    Agnoletti, Mauro

    Pages 3-87

  • Assessing the Integrity of the Historical Landscapes

    Agnoletti, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 89-130

  • The Role of Historical Rural Landscapes in Territorial Planning

    Magnaghi, Alberto

    Pages 131-139

  • Rural Landscapes: The Historical Roots of Biodiversity

    Cevasco, Roberta (et al.)

    Pages 141-152

  • Landscape and Economy

    Tempesta, Tiziano

    Pages 153-164

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5354-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5353-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8138-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Historical Rural Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Cultural Values for the Environment and Rural Development
Editors
  • Mauro Agnoletti
Series Title
Environmental History
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5354-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5354-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5353-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8138-1
Series ISSN
2211-9019
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 550
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