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Contingent countryside : settlement, economy, and land use in the southern Argolid since 1700

The essays in this volume are united by their attention to the many ways in which residents of Greece's southern Argolid peninsula—the focus of more ethnographic and ethnohistorical study than any other comparable region of Greece—have attempted to shelter, feed, and advance the economic situation of their families over the last three centuries.
Print Book, English, ©2000
Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., ©2000
xii, 391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
9780804733151, 0804733155
Foreword Michael H. Jameson; 1. Introduction: past and present in rural Greece Susan Buck Sutton; 2. The Southern Argolid from Byzantine to Ottoman times Peter W. Topping; 3. The Agrarian economy of the Ermionidha around 1700: an ethnohistorical reconstruction Hamish A. Forbes; 4. Social and economic formations in Kranidhi (1821-1981): a preliminary investigation Marina Petronoti; 5. Liquid landscapes: demographic transitions in the Ermionidha Susan Buck Sutton; 6. Changing house and population size on Methana, 1880-1996: anomaly or pattern? Mari H. Clarke; 7. The material culture and settlement history of agro-pastoralism in the Koinotis of Dhidhima: an ethnoarchaeological perspective Claudia Chang; 8. The present as past: an ethnoarchaeological study of modern sties in the Pikrodhafni valley Priscilla M. Murray and P. Nick Kardulias; 9. The changing household economy on Methana, 1880-1996 Mari H. Clarke; 10. Dowry and inheritance: their relationship to land fragmentation and risk reduction on Methana Hamish A. Forbes; 11. Mutable boundaries: subdivision and consolidation in a Greek village, 1936-1978 Keith W. Adams; 12. Neighbors and pastures: reciprocity and access to pasture Harold A. Koster; 13. The 'commons' and the market: ecological effects of communal land tenure and market integration on local resources in the Meditteranean Harold A. Koster and Hamish A. Forbes; 14. The 'traditional' craftsman as entrepreneur: a potter in Ermioni P. Nick Kardulias; 15. 'Nobody weaves here anymore': hand textile production in the Southern Argolid Joan Bouza Koster; Appendixes; Notes; Index.
A publication of the Argolid Exploration Project