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Agricultural innovation in the early islamic world : the diffusion of crops and farming techniques : 700-1100

Author: Andrew M Watson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in islamic civilization
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This study describes and explains the revolutionary changes which transformed the agricultural life of the Islamicized world in the four centuries following the early Arab conquests. Professor Watson  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Watson
ISBN: 0521068835 9780521068833
OCLC Number: 612314156
Description: x, 260 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. The chronology of diffusion: 2. Sorghum; 3. Asiatic rice; 4. Hard wheat; 5. Sugar cane; 6. Old World cotton; 7. Sour orange, lemon, lime, shaddock; 8. Banana, plantain; 9. Coconut palm; 10. Watermelon; 11. Spinach; 12. Artichoke; 13. Colocasia; 14. Eggplant; 15. Mango tree; Part II. The pathways of diffusion; 16. The routes; Part III. The mechanics of diffusion: 17. The agents; 18. A medium for diffusion; 19. The pull of demand; 20. Facilitating supply: irrigation; 21. Facilitating supply: land tenure; 22. Facilitating supply: gardens; Part IV. The new plants in the economy: 23. An agricultural revolution?; 24. Agriculture in its context; Part V. Later centuries: 25. Agriculture in retreat.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in islamic civilization
Responsibility: Andrew M. Watson.

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