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À propos de la « naissance du village au moyen âge » : la fin d’un paradigme ?

Magali Watteaux 1
1 Archéologies environnementales
ArScAn - Archéologies et Sciences de l'Antiquité
Abstract : This article explores the comparative history of state-driven drainage projects in early modern France and England. Analysing the representation of wetlands, the legal means by which drainage was achieved, and the movements of populations to newly drained areas, it shows that drainage projects embodied a set of colonial practices driven by a mercantilist ideology until the end of the seventeenth century. The experience of resistance and failure led both the French and English monarchies to pursue less top-down and colonial-style drainage projects in the eighteenth century, when their drainage policies diverged. England’s drainage policy became more localised and liberalised earlier, while in France the colonial logic continued until the 1760s.
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Magali Watteaux. À propos de la « naissance du village au moyen âge » : la fin d’un paradigme ?. Etudes rurales, Paris: Éditions de l'École pratique des hautes études, 2003, pp.306-318. ⟨10.4000/etudesrurales.8034⟩. ⟨hal-02338692⟩



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