European Ethnobotany
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Ethnobotany of the Balkans

Editors: Pieroni, Andrea, Nedelcheva, Aneli (Eds.)

  • Covers the ethnobotany of one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions of the world
  • Presents information linked to concrete perspectives in terms of sustainable development
  • Features a broad spectrum of approaches, including historical, ethnographic, linguistic, biological, medical, and nutritional
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Ethnobiology is the study of the dynamic relationship between plants, animals, people, and the environment. Academic and applied interests include ethnobotany, ethnozoology, linguistics, paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, ethnoecology, and many others. The field lies at a dynamic intersection between the social and biological sciences. The major contribution from the biological sciences has come from economic botany, which has a rich historical and scientific tradition.        
The Balkans MRW (online and print) Volume will cover this European Macroregion. The content will focus on the ethnobotany of wild plants in this Macroregion and it will be first developed as an online site and, later, when all of the planned topics have been covered for this specific volume, printed in a hard copy version. The online site will remain live and be available for updates (with new monographs [if not covered initially due to lack of research]).        
The content will be divided into sections covering countries (or groups of countries), based on plant diversity and not necessarily political or national boundaries. The Balkans volume will have an Introduction (4,000-6,000 words); 50 200 plant monographs (10 to maximum 50 monographs per country) with each monograph having a length of ~1,500 words (with references), plus 2-4 photographs. To further define the content, the plant monographs will be divided into five major categories (food; medicine/cosmetic; veterinary; handicraft plants; and ritual/folkloric uses) and include notes. The number of the monographs in every category will be negotiated depending on the advances of the ethnobotanical research in each specific country, or group of countries. The main criteria for the inclusion of a given plant will be its cultural salience within a given country (assessed by the Volume Editor). References will be given at the end of the Introduction and each monograph.   

About the authors

Andrea Pieroni, PhD, FLSProfessor of Food Biodiversity Sciences, Ethnobotany, and EthnobiologyUniversity of Gastronomic SciencesPiazza Vittorio Emanuele 9I-12060 Pollenzo/Bra (Cn), Italya.pieroni@etnobotanica.de     

Cassandra L. Quave, PhDEmory University School of MedicineDepartment of Dermatology and Center for the Study of Human HealthAtlanta, GA, USA        

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnobotany of the Balkans
Editors
  • Andrea Pieroni
  • Aneli Nedelcheva
Series Title
European Ethnobotany
Copyright
2024
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Print ISBN
978-3-319-72543-7
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-72544-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72545-1
Series ISSN
2366-4444
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 650
Number of Illustrations
150 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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