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Title: Grey wolves and wild boar : a comparative species history in Liguria 1500 to 2012
Author: Hearn, Robert Alexander
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis presents a comparative species history of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) and the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Liguria, northwest Italy, from the sixteenth century to the modem day. It makes use of approaches drawn from history, geography and archaeology and draws on the traditions of micro-history. The archives used are diverse, including commune statutes, financial accounts, cronaci and annali of local priests and lawyers, death registers, hunting records, legislation and images and culinary manuals. A most important element is the use of oral histories. This thesis examines the percept ions and attitudes of human communities towards wolves and wild boar and the role that these played in the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of the species in the region. Through examining these on a micro-geohistorical frame of focus, this thesis seeks to identify and extrapolate elements of continuity and change during the period in question, and considers the implications that these perceptions and attitudes play in terms of the current management and conservation of the species in twenty-first century Liguria.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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