Agrarian technology in the medieval landscape: an introduction

Svensson, Eva and Gardiner, Mark (2016) Agrarian technology in the medieval landscape: an introduction. In: Agrarian Technology in the Medieval Europe (Ruralia X). Ruralia (X). Brepols, Turnhout, xiii-xviii. ISBN 9782503551371

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The idea that agricultural technology was both the driver and a constraint on social development was a theme highlighted in the 1960s with the work of Lynn White, especially Medieval Technology and Social Change (1964), and the debate that followed. However, more recent work suggests a mosaic of different receptions of innovations and different pathways to agrarian development appear over Europe. The uptake of agrarian technologies is a problem which is rather more complex than was once thought and took various different forms. The papers which follow in this volume reflect both on the changes in technology and the reasons for their adoption.

Keywords:Technology, Social change, Agrarian change
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
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Deposited On:05 Sep 2017 13:55

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