Many experts have dedicated much of their
time for the research on the recent past of the commune of Poggiodomo,
in order to not letting get lost the substantial information regarding the
knowledge and the competences related to the crafts, that until not long ago
were the only source of income of the population.
Egildo Spada distinguished himself of them publishing in the course of
time many books, where he faces the topics of the territory and its stories.
One of the most recent and best investigated ones is ''La Transumanza.
Transumanza e allevamento stanziale nell'Umbria sud orientale'' (The
Transhumance. Transhumance and sedentary breeding in South-east Umbria), a text
which contains very interesting historical and socioanthropological
The research regards an area more extended than the only commune of Poggiodomo,
integrating different sources like archives, narrative and poetical texts and
The research goes on the phenomena of the transhumance itself, but also on the
entire world of the personalities and figures, culture and folklore which
rotated around the sheep-breeding and the livestock drive.
The transhumance is the periodical drive of the livestock, fundamentally sheep,
between two complementary places (from the point of view of pasture); the one
for autumn and winter pasture is on the plain, the other one, used in spring
and summer, is in the mountains. The complementary zone to the South-east
Umbrian mountains used to be the Roman countryside.
Who wants to examine closely the topics of
transhumance can do that reading the book ''La Transumanza. Transumanza e
allevamento stanziale nell'Umbria sud orientale'', written by Egildo Spada
and published in the series Quaderni del CEDRAV, the Centro di
Documentazione e la Ricerca Antropologica in Valnerina e nella dorsale
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