Who Owns What Where? Experiments in Understanding Economic Status in a Napoleonic Community in Southern Italy
Paula Kay Lazrus, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute of Core Studies
The community of Bova, in southern Calabria, Italy was a community of clergy, artisans, farmers and day laborers during the early 1800s. It was also a period of political regime change that brought new taxes and lists of things owned. That data and field work is combined here to search for reflections of social standing through the types of crops and buildings owned and their spatial location in the landscape.