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The historic character of a depopulating borderland: historic landscape characterisation on the Duero River

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Francesco CarrerORCiD



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© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.International borderland landscapes have a shared history through the movement of ideas, people, culture, and even conflict. Understanding the similarities and nuanced differences of temporal landscape change between frontiers requires approaches that can effectively detail and explain the territorial evolution of both countries. Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) is a valuable methodological tool originally used for landscape studies in the United Kingdom. Its application outside of Britain has been limited. In this pilot study, HLC is used in the Duero River borderland context of Spain and Portugal. It is a rural region with a common history, but it also presents new methodological challenges in the acquisition of source data and the creation of a typology that effectively characterises the region while also recognising the distinctiveness between nations. This research presents the development of the classes and broad types chosen for this analysis and demonstrates their diachronic evolution to the present.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hearn KP, Carrer F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Landscape Research

Year: 2022

Volume: 47

Issue: 7

Pages: 913-935

Online publication date: 28/06/2022

Acceptance date: 31/05/2022

Date deposited: 29/08/2023

ISSN (print): 0142-6397

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9710

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2022.2089351

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/3tqa-tq03


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