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 The Religious and Cultural Meaning of The Green Pastures

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the content of and responses to Marc Connelly's long‐running Broadway drama, Green Pastures. The chapter examines why the play was so popular and how this most popular image of ... More


Pasture, Sheep, Wool, and People

Christopher Dyer

in A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199214242
eISBN:
9780191740954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214242.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter shows how sheep were kept and wool produced in a thinly populated countryside, with some flocks kept on specialized pastures, including the sites of abandoned villages, while others ... More


Beyond the Account Book: Changing the Countryside

Christopher Dyer

in A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199214242
eISBN:
9780191740954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214242.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This examines the wider implications of the production and sale of wool, by showing that the role of lords was weakened by the changes in estate management and population, though some efforts were ... More


Individuals and Communities

Christopher Dyer

in A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199214242
eISBN:
9780191740954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214242.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

The tensions and conflicts between ambitious individuals and communities raises questions about the social changes of the period and their effects on morality and economic ideas. Urban and rural ... More


The Coldstream Tree: Groves, Remnants, and Developments

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As towns and cities grew, farms with woodland pastures were developed into housing and shopping areas. A few trees of the original woodland pastures remain. The area of Coldstream Farm has lost ... More


The Llama Tree: Venerable Trees in the Nashville Basin

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Nashville Basin is a limestone karst region with geologic and topographic similarities to the Bluegrass. The Inner Nashville Basin has much thinner soils than the Inner Bluegrass. There is a ... More


Introduction

S. A. Mileson

in Parks in Medieval England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565672
eISBN:
9780191721748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter introduces the nature and significance of medieval parks and explains how they have been studied by previous scholars. It then sets out the many aspects of the subject which remain ... More


Familiar Strategies

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the importance of pastures, arable rotation, industrial and cash crops, game reserves, warrens, and woodlands to ... More


Farming in the Immediate Post-Enclosure Years

Judith Pallot

in Land Reform in Russia, 1906–1917: Peasant Responses to Stolypin's Project of Rural Transformation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206569
eISBN:
9780191677212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206569.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the immediate impact of adopting the Stolypin Land Reform on individual peasant households in Russia and how they tried to cope with the rigours of transition. The purpose of ... More


The Fight for the Forest

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/9780198077442.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter explores some of the evidences on conflicts over forest and pasture in colonial India. It reviews the major dimensions of such conflicts by addressing the genesis, the geographical ... More


Uses, functions, and management of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the historical and present-day uses of peatlands. Agriculturial topics include hayfields and pastures, cultivation, and transformations of peat after drainage and conversions. ... More


The Woodland Pasture

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Woodland pastures, or wood pastures, are a common landscape feature in Europe. These pastures date to medieval times or earlier, and they may have been created by natural forces rather than by ... More


An Eye for Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau observed the shape, color, texture and stance of trees. His eye took in all—root, trunk, bark, branch and crown, leaf, blossom and cone. He knew them all over Concord—birches, basswoods, ... More


Pastoral Nomos

Thanos Zartaloudis

in The Birth of Nomos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442008
eISBN:
9781474459808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442008.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the pastoral practices that relate to the uses of nemō, nemein and nomós in pastoral senses. The central focus is again Homeric uses of the pastoral ways, but with some ... More


The Commons

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

In colonial India, the economy of the countryside was not exclusively the economy of settled agriculture. Peasants lived alongside fisherfolk, shifting cultivators, hunters-gatherers, and herders, ... More


Three Low-Frequency Climate in the Mesa Verde Region: beef pasture revisited

Aaron M. Wright

in Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Low-frequency climate records, available from pollen depositional sequences, provide an important adjunct to the high-frequency paleoclimate records provided by tree-ring research. Resampling of Beef ... More


The Loudon Grove: Trees in Public Spaces

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The late nineteenth century saw the rise of public parks in cities. Boston Common and New York’s Central Park became the models for urban public spaces and access to nature within crowded cities. ... More


The Elmwood Trees: Growing Old Gracefully

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Elmwood Stock Farm is an organic farm in Scott County, Kentucky, that raises cattle and sheep as well as organic vegetables. Long before Kentucky became famous for its horses, the Bluegrass was known ... More


The Future of Venerable Trees and Woodland Pastures

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Woodland pastures are fast disappearing as the trees get old and are affected by development and management practices. A concerted effort is needed to replace these trees with seedlings raised from ... More


The St. Joe Oak: Finding Venerable Trees

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The St. Joe Oak is a huge bur oak that stands alone in the middle of a parking structure, saved from destruction by citizen activism. The huge old trees of the Bluegrass are disappearing, victims of ... More


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