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Mills in the medieval economy [electronic resource] : England, 1300-1540 / John Langdon.

By: Langdon, John.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xx, 369 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780191514753 (electronic bk.); 0191514756 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Food industry and trade -- England -- History -- To 1500 | Mills and mill-work -- England -- History -- To 1500 | England -- Economic conditions -- 1066-1485 | England -- Economic conditions -- 16th century | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Food ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mills in the medieval economy.DDC classification: 664.72009420902 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This book examines the evolution of mills - whether powered by water, wind, animals or humans - during an important era of English history. It focuses not only on the structures themselves, but also on the people who acted as entrepreneurs, workers, and customers for the industry. Together they created one of the most recognizable and enduring features of medieval society. - ;The late medieval English milling industry epitomizes one of the most important technical achievements of early societies: the exploitation of wind, water and muscle power for augmenting human endeavours. Through a comput.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-351) and index.

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This book examines the evolution of mills - whether powered by water, wind, animals or humans - during an important era of English history. It focuses not only on the structures themselves, but also on the people who acted as entrepreneurs, workers, and customers for the industry. Together they created one of the most recognizable and enduring features of medieval society. - ;The late medieval English milling industry epitomizes one of the most important technical achievements of early societies: the exploitation of wind, water and muscle power for augmenting human endeavours. Through a comput.

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