Institute for Mediterranean Studies

MedIns

Mediterranean Insularities: Space, Landscape and Agriculture in Early Modern Cyprus and Crete

MedIns is a comparative spatial history of Ottoman Cyprus and Crete during the early modern period. Based on data from the conquest fiscal survey registers of Cyprus (1572) and Crete (1669-70), the project employs G.I.S. methods and digital cartographic tools to map the patterns of economic production of the two islands.

Principal Investogator: Antonis Hadjikyriacou

Scientist in Charge: Elias Kolovos

Funded by: FP7 Marie Curie Grants (Intra-European Fellowships)

 

MedIns is a comparative spatial history of Ottoman Cyprus and Crete during the early modern period. Based on data from the conquest fiscal survey registers of Cyprus (1572) and Crete (1669-70), the project employs G.I.S. methods and digital cartographic tools to map the patterns of economic production of the two islands. It sets these two fiscal snapshots of the countrysides of the two islands against the backdrops of the rural landscape, geomorphology, water resources, climate, and environment. Through this mode of inquiry, the project constitutes an attempt to make the concept of insularity more tangible by exploring the articulation of material conditions in the spatial setting of an island, and more specifically in two quintessential Braudelian 'miniature continents'.

 

Host Institution: Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH

https://medins.ims.forth.gr/index.php

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