Land reclamation and labor in the lower Po Valley between solidarity and conflicts

Journal title SOCIETÀ E STORIA
Author/s Dante Bolognesi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/182 Language Italian
Pages 7 P. 826-832 File size 132 KB
DOI 10.3280/SS2023-182009
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Hunger for land and grain and rising agricultural prices during the phases of population growth between the mid-­fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries prompted private individuals and states to intensify efforts to redeem for cultivation the spaces occupied by valleys and marshes in the lower Po Valley. These were decades of major interventions, showing, among other things, the complexity and vastness of the interests at stake. Hence the formation of alliances and solidarity, but also of conflict and distrust, between region and region and within communities themselves.

Keywords: reclamation, labor, climate, hydraulics, Po delta.

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Dante Bolognesi, Bonifiche e lavoro nella bassa padana tra solidarietà e conflitti in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 182/2023, pp 826-832, DOI: 10.3280/SS2023-182009