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Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians: A Study of 43 Monasteries Transactions, American Philosophical Socie

Constance H. Berman

This is a print on demand publication. A study of medieval ag., of the rural world of southern France, & of the early corporate farms of the new religious order of Citeaux, founded in Burgundy in 1098 & imported into southern France in the mid-12th cent. It is a study of the agriculture & pastoralism practiced by the white monks, as the Cistercians were called, in a region which is both vast & varied in topography, climate, & custom. Assesses that order's contributions to southern-French economic development in the 12th & 13th cent. The Cistercians did not acquire lands for their newly consolidated farms -- the granges -- through clearance & reclamation of unoccupied lands, but rather through the careful purchase & reorg. of holdings which had often had a long history of cultivation. Maps & tables.

Book Details

  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society Press
  • Publish Date: Jan 1st, 1986
  • Pages: 179
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780871697653
  • Categories: Industries - GeneralEurope - Medieval
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