Maize cultivation in Serbia: a historical perspective

Garić Petrović, Gordana (2019) Maize cultivation in Serbia: a historical perspective. Istorijski časopis, 68. pp. 261-279. ISSN 0350-0802

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The paper discusses adoption and spread of corn cultivation in the territory of the present-day Serbia up to the beginning of the WWI. From the 15th century until the formation of autonomous Principality of Serbia, this territory was a part of the Ottoman Empire. During that period, corn culture was transferred into the Balkans and Serbia. The adoption of maize production was profound and lasting. It changed the basic nutrition of the majority of population. Corn bread named proja became “folks’ food”. By the end of the 19th century, corn fields represented 31 percent of cultivated land in Serbia. Increased production of maize resulted in surpluses and export. Economic importance of corn culture for Serbia, initiated various experiments and studies of maize varieties and growing conditions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corn, maize, agriculture, Serbia, Balkans
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 09:30

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