From «Pflantz-Gart» to «Stammregister». On the history of knowledge of fruit cultivation in the canton of Bern

Stuber, Martin (August 2013). From «Pflantz-Gart» to «Stammregister». On the history of knowledge of fruit cultivation in the canton of Bern (Unpublished). In: The economic enlightenment and beyond. Collecting, evaluating and spreading knowledge to exploit agrarian resources (panel), Conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO). Bern. 19.-22.08.2013.

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Among the efforts for the improvement of agricultural productivity, the cultivation of useful plants is particularly at the center of the Economic Enlightenment. In contrast to fodder and textile plants, cereals and potatoes, fruit trees are not included among its favoured subjects. This may be considered as astonishing in view of the significance that fruit has acquired in the contemporary diet. Be that as it may, efforts to improve fruit cultivation go back to even before the classical period of the Economic Enlightenment. The example of Bern in particular is suited to such an analysis over the Longue durée that covers the time from Daniel Rhagor’s «Pflantz-Gart» (1639) to the «Register of varieties of excellent species of pome fruits for the canton of Bern» (Stammregister, 1865). From the perspective of the history of knowledge, the connections between scholarly knowledge and local experience on the one hand and the changing actors in these knowledge systems on the other hand are of special interest here

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Swiss History

UniBE Contributor:

Stuber, Martin

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Stuber

Date Deposited:

02 May 2014 13:48

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2014 11:31

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50008

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