Vol. I, No. 3
THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE FORESTS
OF BYELORUSSIA IN THE 16TH CENTURY
by R.A. French
To 16th c. Byelorussia 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...