Ascoli - A Puglian Town and its Hinterland

Ascoli Satriano is a small 'city' in Puglia, located on the south-western fringes of the Tavoliere, south Italy's largest plain. During the period 1700 - 1990 this area was subject to rapid, often turbulent economic change - from transhumant pastoralism, to large estates and later land reform. Against this background, this project examines changes in kinship and family forms and in marriage and inheritance strategies.