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The Positive View

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

It is possible to take a different view altogether. This makes it possible to emphasize the power of adverse conditions to bring out hidden human qualities left dormant in a life of ease, qualities ... More


The Negative View

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter begins with an account of what has traditionally been the predominant view, to the effect that marginal areas are poor, backward, and undesirable, and that their populations are the poor ... More


The Medieval Monasteries

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers the role of the monasteries in the Middle Ages as agencies of technical and commercial innovation. There was a second source of economic advancement on marginal lands in the ... More


Conclusion

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

This study has set out to investigate two separate, though interrelated topics. One is a survey of the way in which contemporaries and historians have viewed European marginal areas lying north and ... More


The Complementarity Thesis

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter holds that that margins are neither necessarily inferior nor superior, but are different and often fulfil a complementary role to the regions located in the ‘core’. It is possible to ... More


In the Heart of the Fringe: The Socio-economics of Marginal Land

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Nile Delta is an area rich in environments that are structurally marginal from the point of view of agrarian production: semi-arid and arid zones, lakes, marshes, and lagoons with sweet, ... More


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