Changes in the structure of village settlement in the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods in South Bohemia as a result of transformations in land use systems
Author(s): Ladislav Capek
This paper deals with the changing structure of rural settlement in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period in South Bohemia. At this time there occurred a transformation process in existing village settlement as result of reduction and restructuring of settlements. The Early Modern Period brought a qualitative change in the organization, and growth in the use, of land. This process can be well documented on a few examples of rural settlement of several nobles' domains in South Bohemia. In the 16th century a phase of transformation of domains as economic estates began. A new qualitative management of land use was created by establishing farms, mills, sheepfolds, ponds, breweries, hop fields, vineyards, etc. The overall landscape and economic changes have more far-reaching implications for the reduction of villages than conflict-related events. These changes in land management and transformation of settlements have also been documented by landscape archaeology.
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Changes in the structure of village settlement in the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods in South Bohemia as a result of transformations in land use systems. Ladislav Capek. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428411)
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