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Author Langdon, John.
Title Mills in the medieval economy : England, 1300-1540 / John Langdon.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

Author Langdon, John.
Subject Food industry and trade -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Mills and mill-work -- England -- History -- To 1500.
England -- Economic conditions -- 1066-1485.
England -- Economic conditions -- 16th century.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 369 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-351) and index.
Summary This book examines the evolution of mills - whether powered by water, wind, animals or humans - during an important era of English history. It focuses not only on the structures themselves, but also on the people who acted as entrepreneurs, workers, and customers for the industry. Together they created one of the most recognizable and enduring features of medieval society. - ;The late medieval English milling industry epitomizes one of the most important technical achievements of early societies: the exploitation of wind, water and muscle power for augmenting human endeavours. Through a comput.
Contents List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Maps; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Milling Industry about 1300; 2. Mill Numbers and Revenues 1300-1540; 3. The Technology of the Late Medieval English Milling Industry; 4. The Operation of Milling; 5. Entrepreneurs; 6. Workers and Customers; Conclusion: The Later Middle Ages as an Era of Change; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191514753 (electronic bk.)
0191514756 (electronic bk.)
0199265585 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252667821
Additional Format Print version: Langdon, John. Mills in the medieval economy. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2004303422