Item description for Wind, Water, Work: Ancient And Medieval Milling Technology (Technology and Change in History) by Adam Lucas...
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 BCE 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 significance 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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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004146490 ISBN13 9789004146495
Availability 0 units.
More About Adam Lucas
Adam Lucas is the publisher of"Tar Heel Monthly" and "Tar Heels Today" and a columnist on TarHeelBlue.com. He is author of five previous books on Carolina Basketball, including "One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball's 2009 Championship Season".
Adam Lucas currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Adam Lucas was born in 1977.