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The wild and the sown : botany and agriculture in Western Europe, 1350-1850

Author: Mauro Ambrosoli
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Past and present publications
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1997 book describes the spread of new agricultural practice in the half millennium after 1350, and reconstructs a neglected part of Europe's agricultural past. A vast range of evidence is cited  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mauro Ambrosoli
ISBN: 0521465095 9780521465090
OCLC Number: 468826716
Notes: Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: XXIV-460 p.-[16] p. de pl. : ill. en noir et blanc ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword Joan Thirsk; Preface; Introduction; 1. Translations and classification of the natural environment from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century; 2. From medieval agronomy to Renaissance agriculture; 3. Lucerne in Italy; 4. Forage crops in France: diffusion and retreat; 5. Tradition and innovation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England; 6. The new crops and English agriculture; 7. From theory to seed production: England and continental Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Conclusions.
Series Title: Past and present publications
Other Titles: Scienziati, contadini e proprietari.
Responsibility: Mauro Ambrosoli ; transl. by Mary McCann Salvatorelli.
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