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Wind, Water, Work: Ancient and Medieval Milling Technology (Adam Lucas) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004146495
Wind, Water, Work: Ancient and Medieval Milling Technology (Adam Lucas) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004146495
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Title: Wind, Water, Work: Ancient and Medieval Milling Technology

Author: Lucas, Adam

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004146495

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxii, 442

List Price in Cloth: $225.00 Our price: $190.99

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This book is the most comprehensive empirical study to date of the social and technical aspects of milling during the ancient and medieval periods.Drawing on the latest archaeological evidence and historical studies, the book examines the chronological development and technical details of handmills, beast mills, watermills and windmills from the first millennium B.C.E. to c. 1500. It discusses the many and varied uses to which mills were turned in the civilisations of Rome, China, Islam and Europe, and the many types of mill that existed.The book also includes comparative regional studies of the social and economic signifance of milling, and tackles several important historiographical issues, such as whether technological stagnation was a characteristic of late Antiquity, whether there was an "industrial revolution" in the European Middle Ages based on waterpower, and how contemporary studies in the social shaping of technology can shed light on the study of pre-modern technology.
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