An Analysis of Spanish Pensacola as a Behavioral Landscape

Nicolas Rubén Laracuente

          This thesis explores the utility of landscape theory as applied to a complex historic region. Following a brief summary of the development of landscape theory, María Nieves Zedeño's three-dimensional approach is applied to First Spanish Period Pensacola (1559-1763). Afterward, the relationship between dimensional aspects of landscape shall be investigated and contextualized within the broader framework of a socio-ecological system. The paper concludes with a discussion of the utility of a landscape approach, how it clarifies causal factors of system collapse, and approaches to increase the theoretical resolution of similar endeavors.