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Géohistoire agraire d'un pays lorrain : le Saulnois

Abstract : The Saulnois is an ancient part of Lorraine. Its past has always been confused with salt mining and as such is of a unique geo-historical interest. The analysis of the timeless Saulnois scene, from the Halstatt to the present is an exceptionally long story. It allows for a global and multiscale study to match against the ?long-time?-scaling of historicity. The contemporary landscape census and its interpretation through historical biais, along with hints of recycled ancient sites, are a first step. This stratification gives a reasonably accurate reconstruction of the making, the settling and the evolution of the Saulnois. This study has exposed some of the great self-made landscapes. With time, these have been either abandonned or recycled during evolutionary processes. Their importance along with the mutation of agrarian scenes underline frequent exogenous intrusions which add to the process. The Thirty Years War was the catalyst of a perfect openfield and hamlet diffusion process. It anihilated all preceding agrarian systems. The Saulnois has lived through six principal cycles which include its construction, its climax, and its fall, which is where the new cycle steps-in.
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Denis Mathis. Géohistoire agraire d'un pays lorrain : le Saulnois. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 2009. Français. ⟨NNT : 2009NAN21021⟩. ⟨tel-01752711⟩



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