Farm Equipment of the Roman World

Farm Equipment of the Roman World

by K. D. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521134234

ISBN-13: 9780521134231

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a companion volume to K. D. White's Agricultural Implements of the Roman World (Cambridge University Press, 1967). He deals here with equipment and instruments which were for the most part used in processing and storage as opposed to cultivation. Each item is described in detail and there are abundant references to sources, literary and archaeological.…  See more details below

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This book is a companion volume to K. D. White's Agricultural Implements of the Roman World (Cambridge University Press, 1967). He deals here with equipment and instruments which were for the most part used in processing and storage as opposed to cultivation. Each item is described in detail and there are abundant references to sources, literary and archaeological. The volume is amply illustrated. As before, Professor White has unearthed a wealth of information of special value to archaeologists, lexicographers and historians of technology. His discussions of the use made of the articles catalogued have a broader human interest and throw illuminating sidelights on the social and economic life of the Roman world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521134231
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: 1. Rolling, stamping and grinding equipment; 2. Vine-props; 3. Fencing; 4. Rope, cordage and netting; 5. Measuring instruments; 6. Water-raising devices; Part II. Equipment made of Basketry: Introduction; 7. Hard basketry; 8. Soft basketry; Part III. Utensils Made of Earthenware, Stone, Metal, Wood and Leather; Part IV. Miscellaneous; Conclusion; Appendices; Select bibliography; General index; Index of Greek words; Index of Latin words; List of passages cited.

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