• Geography
  • Published 2006

Building on Water: Venice, Holland and the Construction of the European Landscape in Early Modern Times

@inproceedings{Ciriacono2006BuildingOW,
  title={Building on Water: Venice, Holland and the Construction of the European Landscape in Early Modern Times},
  author={Salvatore Ciriacono},
  year={2006}
}
A fundamental natural resource, water and its use not only reflect "modes of production" but also that complex interplay between resources and their exploitation (and domination) by various social agents, who in their turn are inevitably influenced by the abundance or rarity of water supplies. Focusing on scientific, social and economic issues from the 16th to the 19th century, the author, one of Italy's leading historians in this field, looks at the innumerable conflicts that arose over water… CONTINUE READING