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Pre-Aryan India 1

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of the geographical environment of Pre-Aryan India. It then discusses the emergence of pastoralism and agriculture, this is followed by a look at the development ... More


The Rural Landscapes of Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The opening chapter outlines the wealth of evidence for rural settlement in Italy collected in the course of archaeological field survey over the past forty years, the diversity of settlement ... More


Reclaiming the Sacred Commons

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Wendell Berry’s creative nonfiction has been chiefly inspired by the author’s longstanding relation to his home place in Kentucky. It embodies his religious conviction that land should be understood ... More


Governing China's Grasslands: The Creation of Empty Institutions

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Offers a detailed institutional analysis of national grassland policy. It is demonstrated that one of the main reasons for the failure of national grassland policy and the pasture lease system is the ... More


The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Nathan F. Sayre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This book tells the history of scientific efforts to understand and manage rangelands—the grasslands, shrublands, savannas, tundra, steppe and deserts that comprise some two-fifths of Earth’s land ... More


English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Eric Saylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the nature and style of pastoralism, one of twentieth-century England’s most widespread and influential musical movements. Long dismissed as provincial, escapist, and reactionary, ... More


Afghanistan: The Last Cold-War Conflict, the First Post-Cold-War Conflict

BARNETT R. RUBIN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Afghanistan is one of the lowest-ranking countries in the United Nations index of human development outside Africa, being 170 out of 174. This is a result of continuous warfare for at least 20 years. ... More


Habitats in Human History

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the aspects of technology, economy, social organization, ideology, and the ecological impact of gathering, nomadic pastoralism, settled cultivation, and industry. It then ... More


Forest and Fire

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Agricultural-pastoral people spread over the Indian subcontinent in many phases. Hunting-gathering, along with shifting cultivation, dominated all the moister tracts of this region. The pattern of ... More


Diseased Sheep and Wolf-Men

Grégoire Chamayou and Steven Rendall

in Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Christian pastoralist conceptions of hunting. Christian pastoralism was opposed to cynegetic power: fishing for souls rather than hunting for men, persuasion rather than ... More


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