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The Hidden FrontierEcology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley$
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John Cole and Eric Wolf

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520216815

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520216815.001.0001

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The Inquiry

The Inquiry

(p.1) Chapter I The Inquiry
The Hidden Frontier

John W. Cole

Eric R. Wolf

University of California Press

This book deals with two small villages located on the high alpine rim of northern Italy. It describes and explains the interplay between microcosm and macrocosm, between peasant settlement and an expanding market, between community and more inclusive polity. Every study has a history and develops its own characteristic problems and solutions. This chapter addresses the considerations that brought the study to the high alpine villages of St. Felix and Tret in the upper reaches of the valley of Anaunia, and details the manner in which the study was carried out. The two villages lie next to each other, but are separated by provincial boundaries: German-speaking St. Felix today forms part of the Italian Province of Bozen or Bolzano, officially designated as Alto Adige or Tiroler Etschland; Romance-speaking Tret, its neighbor, belongs to the Province of Trento or Trentino.

Keywords:   northern Italy, alpine villages, St. Felix, Tret, Anaunia, German-speaking

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