Campesinado y paisaje en la Edad MediaModos de ver, modos de habitar

  1. Álvaro Carvajal Castro 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


Hispania: Revista española de historia

ISSN: 0018-2141

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 83

Issue: 273

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3989/HISPANIA.2023.011 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This critical review analyses two recently published books on peasant perceptions of the landscape in medieval England. These works attempt new methodologies for the study of medieval landscapes. Both combine the use of written and material sources, paying particular attention to the analysis of place-names, in order to recover how peasants perceived and represented the territories they inhabited, and how that changed over time. After presenting their theoretical frameworks, the review briefly analyses the fundamental issues that the books address, and then considers how these approaches contribute to assessing the agency of medieval peasants. It then concludes with a brief critical reflection on the relevance of this line of research.

Funding information

El autor del artículo disfruta de una Ayuda Ramón y Cajal financiada por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación / Agencia Estatal de Investigación y el Fondo Social Europeo (Ayuda RYC2020-030272-I, financiada por el MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 y FSE «El FSE invierte en tu futuro») y es miembro del proyecto NASD “Non-Aristocratic Social Differentiation in the Early Middle Ages: comparative perspectives” (proyecto PID2020-112506GB-C44, financiado por MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033).


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