Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 3

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The stamps of the authority and ownership in cultural landscape

Joanna Plit

Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 3, pp. 267-277
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2013.23

Abstract

Cultural landscape can be treated as an iconographic representation of regional history. Landscape preserves traces of magnates’ aspirations regarding spatial domination and the delimitation of their territorial borders. These are the traces of inspiration and of ways in which to exercise power, evidence of their intentions to predominate, of their wish to obtainblind obedience, as well as to stir up envy and demonstrate distinctiveness. This paper has therefore sought to determine which features of authorities and of owners are discernible in the cultural landscapes of Poland.

Keywords: marks of branding, cultural landscape, Poland

Joanna Plit [plitjo@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland