Nomadic Peoples

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Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, December

Mountain Pastoralism 1500-2000: An Introduction
Abstract This special issue of Nomadic Peoples presents a collection of articles that give an idea of the continuities and changes of pastoralism in upland areas during the past five centuries. They are the result of a lengthy project on 'Mountain...
Mountain Pastoralism and Spatial Mobility in the South-Peruvian Andes in the Age of State Formation (1880-1969 and Beyond)
Abstract The process of inclusion of the colonial 'Republic of Indians' into the framework of the Peruvian state involved a series of changes in the Indian's judicial status. This article examines the legal metamorphosis experienced by a shepherd...
Mountain Pastoralism in the Andes during Colonial Times
Abstract This article summarizes part of the history of the Andean herders during the colonial period. After the conquest, the Spaniards reorganized the American world in order to satisfy their primary needs: food, labor and transportation. During...
Pastoralism and the Making of Colonial Modernity in Kulu, 1850-1952
Abstract The pre-colonial, western Himalayan principality of Kulu presented a traditional balance between migratory pastoralism, settled agriculture and market dealings. The state encouraged and thrived upon this combination of diverse activities....
Pastoralism and the Non-Pastoral World in the Late Pre-Columbian History of the Southern Andes (1000-1535)
Abstract Based on archaeological data, we discuss the various ways in which herding and herders articulated with other activities and actors in the South Andes during the last few centuries before the Spanish conquest of America. This relationship...
The Demise of European Mountain Pastoralism: Spain 1500-2000
Abstract This article deals with the evolution of mountain pastoralism in Spain from 1500 to 2000. There were two major ruptures for the Spanish livestock sector during this period: the constitution of a market society in the early nineteenth century...
The Lost Mobility: Pastoralism and Modernity in Uttarakhand Himalaya (India)
Abstract The Bhotiyas and the Gujars are two well-known communities which practised transhumance in Uttarakhand Himalaya. Restrictions first began to be imposed on their mobility under a new forestry regime, which was introduced in the late nineteenth...
The Transformation of the Alpine Economy in the Fourteenth to Eighteenth Centuries: Harvesting 'Wild Hay' in the High Mountains
Abstract By the end of the eighteenth century, in the northern valleys of the Central Alps, the economy was driven by raising cattle and providing dairy products for export. In the Middle Ages, however, subsistence economy based on grain, sheep...
Transformations of High Mountain Pastoral Strategies in the Pamirian Knot
Abstract Mountain pastoralism in the Pamirian Knot has been significantly transformed from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The development path has depended on spheres of influence of dominating powers and affiliation to mighty neighbours...
When the Mountain Serves the City: The Production of Cheese and Wool in Eighteenth-Century Bresciano (Italian Alps)
Abstract This article analyses the livestock holdings in the Alps, with a particular focus on the relationship between the city of Brescia and the neighbouring alpine valleys. Two economic activities are studied in more depth: cattle breeding for...
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