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Vient de paraître Roots of Empire. Forests and State Power in Early Modern Spain, c.1500-1750 de John T. Wing chez Brill

Le 6 novembre 2015 à 12h08

Vient de paraître Roots of Empire. Forests and State Power in Early Modern Spain, c.1500-1750 de John T. Wing chez Brill, "Brill’s Series in the History of the Environment", 2015, XIII-268 p. ISBN : 9789004261365 Prix : 110 € (existe aussi en version électronique).

"Roots of Empire is the first monograph to connect forest management and state-building in the early modern Spanish global monarchy. The Spanish crown’s control over valuable sources of shipbuilding timber in Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines was critical for developing and sustaining its maritime empire. This book examines Spain’s forest management policies from the sixteenth century through the middle of the eighteenth century, connecting the global imperial level with local lived experiences in forest communities impacted by this manifestation of expanded state power. As home to the early modern world’s most extensive forestry bureaucracy, Spain met serious political, technological, and financial limitations while still managing to address most of its timber needs without upending the social balance."

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John T. Wing, Ph.D. (2009), University of Minnesota, is Assistant Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York. He has published articles on Spanish forest history in Environmental History and the Journal of Early Modern History.