Dendrochronology and Environmental History: The Difficulties of Interpretation
Hungarian Dendrochronological Laboratory
The study provides insights into questions concerning forest management and timber use by drawing on case studies in the dendrochronological research which has been underway over the course of the past couple of decades in Hungary. The essay refers to natural resource-use and historical and demographic questions which arose in analyses of the wooden materials. The study questions some of the topoi of historical research, such as the immense forest loss traditionally associated with the Ottoman wars.
Keywords: dendrochronology, Hungary, forest resources, Ottoman wars, environmental history