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Title: “The Landscape of wheat - A landscape of power” pp: 66-70
Authors: Carapinha, Auroa
Simões, Paula
Editors: Centre for Landscape Studies National University of Ireland, Galway, Irlanda,
Keywords: Landscape
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2016
Publisher: Centre for Landscape Studies National University of Ireland, Galway, Irlanda
Abstract: Portugal in the end of the 19 th century was characterized by a huge economic and political instability. This situation led to the publication of the Hunger Law (1899), which is identified as the critical breaking point since it imposed a political ideology over a vernacular landscape. The Alentejo (south of Portugal), between (1889-1929) emerges as a paradigmatic landscapes where an abrupt transformation take place: an ancient landscape with the loss of their ecological memory was lost and a false identities was created. The diversity and ecological richness of the vernacular landscape gave way to the monotony of the cereal and the ecological and social system that for centuries had built up and evolved was abruptly compromised. To analyze and understand the important transformation that happened in the ancestral countryside of Alentejo, the research was based on the concept of landscape as a system, and that the landscape represents the relationship between the natural system and the cultural.
Type: article
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