P. Halstead, Two Oxen Ahead: Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean

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P. Halstead, Two Oxen Ahead: Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean, Chichester, 2014.

Éditeur : Wiley-Blackwell
384 pages
ISBN : 978-1-4051-9283-5
72 €

This revealing study shows how careful analysis of recent farming practices, and related cultural traditions, in communities around the Mediterranean can enhance our understanding of prehistoric and Greco-Roman societies.

Includes a wealth of original interview material and data from field observation
Provides original approaches to understanding past farming practices and their social contexts
Offers a revealing comparative perspective on Mediterranean societies' agronomy
Identifies a number of previously unrecorded climate-related contrasts in farming practices, which have important socio-economic significance
Explores annual tasks, such as tillage and harvest; inter-annual land management techniques, such as rotation; and intergenerational issues, including capital accumulation

Source : Wiley Blackwell


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