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The Highlands of Canaan : agricultural life in the early Iron Age

Author: David C Hopkins
Publisher: Sheffield, England ; Decatur, GA, U.S.A. : Almond, 1985.
Series: Social world of biblical antiquity series, 3.
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Genre/Form: History
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Hopkins, David C., 1952-
Highlands of Canaan.
Sheffield, England ; Decatur, GA, U.S.A. : Almond, 1985
(OCoLC)607770333
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Hopkins
ISBN: 0907459382 9780907459385 0907459390 9780907459392
OCLC Number: 12554126
Notes: Includes indexes.
"Originally submitted as a dissertation to the Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion in December of 1983"--Preface.
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction : The study of agriculture in ancient Israel ; Agriculture and the emergence of Israel --
II. The parameters of agricultural systems : Classifications of agriculture ; The parameters of agriculture ; Environment ; Agricultural technology ; Population ; Summary --
III. Geomorphology of Highland Canaan : Introduction ; The Negev Highlands ; The Judean Highlands ; The Samarian Highlands ; The Galilean Highlands ; The consequences of geomorphological diversity --
IV. Climate and climatic change : Climate ; Introduction ; Seasonality ; Air temperature and insolation ; Precipitation ; Water availability ; Climatic change ; Natural vegetation and soils ; Introduction ; Nature of the climax vegetation ; Causes of deforestation ; Age of deforestation ; Soil landscape ; Soil distribution and properties ; Soils and agriculture ; Natural vegetation and soils: Consequences for Highland settlement. VI. Population : Introduction ; Settlement pattern ; Community layout ; Individual structures and installations ; Zonal pattern of settlement ; Population landscape and agriculture --
VII. Agricultural objectives and strategies: Water conservation and control ; Introduction ; Terrace systems ; Irrigation ; Field techniques --
VIII. Agricultural objectives and strategies: Soil conservation and fertility maintenance : Introduction ; Fallowing and land-use intensity ; Green fallow ; Crop rotation ; Sabbatical-year-law ; Fertilization ; Terrace system ; The soil base in highland agriculture --
IX. Agricultural objectives and strategies: Risk spreading and the optimization of labor : Introduction ; Work in the fields ; Plowing and planting ; Harvesting ; Vine and tree crops ; The structure of work in the fields ; Land use ; Types of land use ; Land-use patterns ; Crop mix and yielding characteristics ; Agriculture and livestock husbandry ; Land-use pattern: Summary ; Social structure and institutions --
X. Conclusion: Subsistence challenges and the emergence of Israel.
Series Title: Social world of biblical antiquity series, 3.
Responsibility: David C. Hopkins.

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