The Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on a Medieval Estate

The Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on a Medieval Estate


  • Hardcover
  • 274 pages
  • The Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on a Medieval Estate
  • Kathleen Biddick
  • English
  • 03 October 2014
  • 9780520063884

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The Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on a Medieval Estate[Reading] ➸ The Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on a Medieval Estate By Kathleen Biddick – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk While the cereal agriculture of medieval Europe has been studied exhaustively the pastoral resources and livestock husbandry of medieval estates have been seriously neglected Kathleen Biddick's examin While the cereal agriculture of medieval Economy: Pastoral MOBI ô Europe has been studied exhaustively the pastoral resources and livestock husbandry of medieval estates have been seriously neglected Kathleen Biddick's examination of one estate Peterborough Abbey during several decades before and after and the first decade after brings a new balance to the subject of the medieval economy Her pioneering methodology and the conclusions she reaches will interest archaeologists and agricultural historians as well as The Other PDF or anthropologists economists and historians of early European developmentDrawing on the archival records of the abbey an estate that straddled the classic open field agriculture of the English Midlands and the pastorally oriented farming of the English peat fens Biddick describes in great detail how these farmers managed their herds and consumed and marketed livestock products such as meat wool hides milk and cheese Commitment to conserving consumption strategies did not mean that the Abbey Other Economy: Pastoral Kindle × resisted market involvement and technological innovation Large numbers of work and cart horses indicate the estate's economic interest in speedy haulage Cereal yields where they are calculable compare favorably to the high yielding demesnes of parts of Norfolk the most agriculturally advanced region of medieval England By showing how the Abbey coordinated its resources to enhance diversity and flexibility The Other Economy enlarges our understanding of agrarian lordship and political control over resources in Other Economy: Pastoral Husbandry on Kindle - the medieval economy.