The Land and Residential Patterns

  • Osvaldo Raggio
Part of the Early Modern History: Society and Culture book series (EMH)


In this chapter the notion of the extensive kin group is used to measure the distribution of land and resources and to reconstruct the logic of residential organization in villages and scattered hamlets. By using cadastral and notarial records, the investigation swiftly becomes micrometric and structural. The chapter offers a quantitative and morphological analysis of land ownership distribution, settlements, and exchanges. Social cohesion and integration were grounded on these, but so were competition and feuds.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osvaldo Raggio
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenoaGenoaItaly

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