Transhumant shepherding inside of the Bran Pass
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Păstoritul transhumant în culoarul Rucăr-Bran (România)
Transhumant shepherding inside of the Bran Pass (Romania)

Author(s): Lucian David
Subject(s): History, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Institutul Patrimoniului Cultural al Academiei de Științe a Moldovei
Keywords: Rucăr-Bran corridor; pastoral landscape; shepherd; sheepfold; transhumance

Summary/Abstract: The favourable natural setting, the varied topography, the soil cover, the richness of vegetal species, the well-developed river system etc., correlated with the existence of extensive pastures and hayfields (Romania has the largest area of pastures and hayfields in Europe) have encouraged the development in the Rucăr-Bran Corridor of a pastoral civilization, which oscillated between subsistence occupation and intensive occupation.

  • Issue Year: XX/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 36-44
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian