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Farming in the First Millennium AD : British Agriculture between Julius Caesar and William the Conqueror - Peter J. Fowler

Farming in the First Millennium AD

British Agriculture between Julius Caesar and William the Conqueror

Paperback Published: 26th November 2002
ISBN: 9780521890564
Number Of Pages: 412

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By the time of the Roman invasion of AD43 the landscape of Britain had already undergone a long history of change and development and was 'littered with the remains of ancestral farmers'. This book, which is a sequel to Fowler's The Farming of Prehistoric Britain (Cambridge UP 1983), presents an agrarian history of Britain (excluding Ireland) from AD43 to c.AD 1000. Based on a wealth of primary material he looks at the land, farms, fields, technology, food and diet, arable and livestock and rural society, and studies how Britain coped with changes such as an increasing population, the more widespread introduction of coinage, the opening up of new markets, and having a huge army to feed. A well-written authoritative study aimed at students and the general reader.

'... a welcome sequel to Peter Fowler's (1983) classic earlier work, The Farming of Prehistoric Britain ... A particular strength is the discussion of hunter-gatherer strategies in a world of farmers, with effective case studies ...' Antiquity '... the read becomes compulsory ... the author succeeds in his intention to provide a survey, especially welcome for its British perspective, aimed at general readers and students, and it is written in a way that should stimulate further reading ... The book will continue to be used and argued about for a considerable time.' Landscape History

The first millennium
Evidence
Environment
Land
Settlements
Farms
Fields
Technology
Ards and ploughs
Arable
Livestock
Food and diet
An agrarian society
Farming in the first millennium
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ISBN: 9780521890564
ISBN-10: 052189056X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 26th November 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.65