Rural Process-Pattern Relationships: Nomadization, Sedentarization, and Settlement Fixation

Synopsis

This volume examines the relationships between rural settlement processes and the spatial patterns they produce by mapping past and present patterns and tracing historical processes generating them. Using the historical records of Palestine (Eretz Israel), Grossman reviews the settlement processes of bedouins (sedentarization and nomadization), Arab peasants (settlement fixation, migration, and frontier expansion of fallahin), and early Jewish settlers. This valuable work considers subjects central to both historical geography and rural geography, representing a unique approach of interest to a wide range of scholars.