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Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920 (2021)
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Piana, P., Watkins, C., & Balzaretti, R. (2021). Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer

After the Napoleonic wars many wealthy British women and men settled along the coast in Liguria and travelled in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta in search of warmth and health. They established English-speaking colonies of retired clerics, colonial offici... Read More about Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920.

Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation of the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870-1918 (2021)
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Tekic, I., & Watkins, C. (2021). Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation of the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870-1918. Landscape History, 42(1), 99-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2021.1928889

Reforestation has been one of the main forestry activities in the karst terrain of Dalmatia, Croatia, for more than a century. This paper examines the history behind reforestation schemes in Dalmatia, a kingdom at the periphery of the Austro-Hungaria... Read More about Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation of the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870-1918.

Sacred groves: an insight into Dalmatian forest history (2021)
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Tekic, I., & Watkins, C. (2021). Sacred groves: an insight into Dalmatian forest history. Sumarski List, 7-8, 337-346. https://doi.org/10.31298/sl.145.7-8.3

The French administration in Dalmatia (1805-1813) was short but is often praised by foresters as advanced in terms of woodland management because of their establishment of so-called sacred groves or sacri boschi. Based on archival sources and19thcent... Read More about Sacred groves: an insight into Dalmatian forest history.

Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34) (2021)
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Law, S., Seymour, S., & Watkins, C. (2021). Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34). Rural History, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793321000133

There is a rich and increasing body of research pointing to the significant role elite women played in property management during the eighteenth century. In this paper we examine the contribution of an elite widow, Barbara Savile, to the management o... Read More about Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34).