Two Oxen Ahead: Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean (Hardback)Paul Halstead (author)
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 09/09/2011
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This revealing study shows how careful analysis of recent farming practices, and related cultural traditions, in communities around the Mediterranean can enhance our understanding of prehistoric and Greco-Roman societies. * Includes a wealth of original interview material and data from field observation * Provides original approaches to understanding past farming practices and their social contexts * Offers a revealing comparative perspective on Mediterranean societies agronomy * Identifies a number of previously unrecorded climate-related contrasts in farming practices, which have important socio-economic significance * Explores annual tasks, such as tillage and harvest; inter-annual land management techniques, such as rotation; and intergenerational issues, including capital accumulation
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 234 x 161 x 23 mm
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