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Investigating rural change. Legal access rights and changing lifestyles in rural mountain communities (Ligurian Apennines, Italy, 16th-21st centuries)

Published on Mar 15, 2019in World Archaeology
路 DOI :10.1080/00438243.2019.1674066
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ABSTRACTThe paper focuses on the strong relationship between changes in legal access rights to land, environmental resource management, as well as organization and lifestyles of past rural societie...
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