The Historical Geography of the Forests of Byelorussia in the Sixteenth Century

To 16th c. Belarus the forests were of the utmost importance, not only because geographically they covered the greater part of its territory, but also because economically they played a vital role in the life of the country. Conversely the 16th century was a period of great significance to the forests. It was a time of economic change and advance, culminating in the second half of the century in what might well be termed upheaval...

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