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Author Matteson, Kieko.

Title Forests in revolutionary France : conservation, community, and conflict 1669-1848 / Kieko Matteson, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Published New York, NY Cambridge University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  634.90944 MATT  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in environment and history.
Studies in environment and history.
Notes "Rachel Carson Center Environment and Society."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Lay of the Land -- A Boundless Forest -- Early Modern Management, Organization, and Exploitation -- Forest Rights under Siege -- 1678 and Its Aftermath: Conquest, Reform, and the 1669 Ordinance -- Forest Transformation in Franche-Comte -- 2."Agromania" and Silvicultural Science: Conservation's Intellectual Underpinnings -- Seventeenth-Century Origins -- Administrators, Local Interests, and Natural Philosophers -- The Impact of "Agromanie" and Physiocracy on the Forests -- Forest Improvers and Silvicultural Science -- Woodland Romantics and the Natural Ideal -- 3."A necessity as vital as bread": Forest Crisis on the Eve of the Revolution -- The Landscape of Discontent -- Seigneurial Usurpations -- Industrial Harm -- Resource Competition and Internal Friction -- The Failings of the Forest Administration -- A Salty Struggle -- 4."Seduced by the word liberty": Woodland Crisis and the Failure of Revolutionary Reform --
Contents note continued: "Lend a hand to the officers charged with enforcing the laws" -- "At the disposal of the nation" -- "Such desirable benefits" -- "What makes the poor into slaves" -- Federalist Revolt and the Rebellion des Montagnes -- "Never was there a more favorable moment" -- "Violations everywhere" -- "The need for a new forestry organization is felt each passing day" -- 5."Nothing is more respected ... than the right of property": The Creation of the 1827 Forest Code -- "Today the Evil is at its Peak" -- "Let us ... keep in mind that we need to save our woods" -- "Extraordinary and frequent flooding" -- "Between penury and prevarication" -- Reining in "egoism and selfish motives" -- "The clearest enemy of the tree is the goat" -- Taming the Wild Countryside -- "Increased the obstacles rather than remedied the defects" -- "We have become poor": The Push for the Forest Code -- The Battle over Affouage -- Reconciling "the needs of all with the rights of each"? --
Contents note continued: "The interest we must principally protect is ... that of the landowner" -- "Timber [is] the principal aim of conservation" -- 6."Not even a branch of wood has been granted to us" -- Claims, Contestation, and Cantonnement: The Forest Code's Reception across France -- "Far from reestablishing public tranquility, [it] has only made the problem worse" -- Tumult, Murder, and Mayhem: The Forest Code in the Jura -- "The masters of their woods" -- Seeking an End to "iniquitous custom" -- Uprooting the "guilty hopes" of Liberty -- Epilogue: "Homo is but Arbor Inversa" -- From Liberty Tree to President Pine -- Conservation's Achilles' Heel.
Subject Forests and forestry -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Forests and forestry -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Forests and forestry -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Forests and forestry -- Political aspects -- France -- History.
ISBN 9781107043343 (hardback)
1107043344 (hardback)
9781107690813 (paperback)
1107690811 (paperback)