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Rive droite rive gauche : la Loire et Tours (XIIe-XVe siècles)

Abstract : From the acquirement of the harbor of Saint-Cyr-on-Loire by canons of Saint - Martin of Tours in the beginning of the XIIe century, it is possible to lead a reflection on the relation left-right banks in Tours in the Middle Ages. Thanks to a regressive and crossing survey of the planimetric and written sources, whose global features must have been noted, we propose hypotheses concerning the configuration of the bed of the Loire in Tours in the beginning of the XVIIe century and at the end of the Middle Ages, while taking account of islands and amenities of societies, as groyne of current derivation. Then, we can make the assumption that the choice of the Saint-Cyr harbor explains itself in part by the game of currents, what makes of the Loire a hydrological restraint socialized by canons, that had integrated in their spatial practices hydromorphological dimension of their environment.
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Hélène Noizet, Nathalie Carcaud, Manuel Garcin. Rive droite rive gauche : la Loire et Tours (XIIe-XVe siècles). Fleuves et marais, une histoire au croisement de la nature et de la culture. Sociétés préindustrielles et milieux fluviaux, lacustres et palustres : pratiques sociales et hydrosystèmes, 2004, Paris, France. pp.137-155. ⟨halshs-00080514⟩



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