Agriculture in the Middle Ages

Agriculture in the Middle Ages
Technology, Practice, and Representation

Edited by Del Sweeney

1995 | 416 pages | Cloth $79.95 | Paper $19.95
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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1. Introduction

PART I AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFUSION
2. Continuity and Discontinuity of Roman Agricultural Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages
3. The Development of Stockbreeding and Herding in Medieval Europe
4. Arab and European Agriculture in the Middle Ages: A Case of Restricted Diffusion
5. Ecology Versus Economics in Late Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century English Agriculture

PART II RURAL SOCIETY
6. Thunder and Hail over the Carolingian Countryside
7. Links Within the Village: Evidence from Fourteenth-Century Eastphalia
8. The Material Culture of the Peasantry in the Late Middle Ages: "Image" and "Reality"

PART III LITERARY REPRESENTATIONS
9. "A thing most brutish": The Image of the Rustic in Old French Literature
10. Rusticus: Folk-Hero of Thirteenth-Century Picard Drama
11. The "Hungry Gap," Crop Failure, and Famine: The Fourteenth-Century Agricultural Crisis and "Piers Plowman"

PART IV ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS
12. "When Adam Delved": Laboring on the Land in English Medieval Art
13. The New Image of Peasants in Thirteenth-Century French Stained Glass
14. In Due Season: Farm Work in the Medieval Calendar Tradition
15. Afterword