Irrigation and Hydraulic Technology: Medieval Spain and its Legacy / Edition 1

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Considers archaeological methods of studying irrigation systems, particularly the diffusion of hydraulic techniques and institutions from the Islamic world to medieval Spain; the hardware of water control and the institutions of water allotment; and the influence of the medieval Spanish irrigation systems on those in Texas and British India. Six of the 17 essays are here first translated from their Spanish or Catalan originals; another four remain in foreign language; they were first published or presented between 1968 and 1995. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860785408
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
I Irrigation and Hydraulic Technology in Islamic Spain: Methodological Considerations
II Arthur Maass y el analisis institucional del regadio en Espana
III Review of Arthur Maass and Raymond L. Anderson
IV Levels and Levelers: Surveying Irrigation Canals in Medieval Valencia
V Medieval Irrigation Clocks
VI Noria Pots in Spain
VII Water Mills in the Medieval Huerta of Valencia
VIII On the Conventional Typology of Hydraulic Mills
IX Hydraulic Technology in Al-Andalus
X Las tecnicas hidraulicas antes y despues de la conquista
XI El sentido arqueologico de las instituciones hidraulicas
XII Irrigation in the Fifteenth-Century Huerta of Valencia
XIII Conflict in Irrigation Communities: One Decade in Medieval Valencia (1407-1416)
XIV El termino arabe dawla 'turno de riego', en una alqueria en las tahas de Berjar y Dalias: Ambroz (Almeria)
XV Hydraulics and Hydraulic Politics in Martorell's Gandia
XVI The Old World Background of the Irrigation System of San Antonio, Texas
XVII The Attempt to Adopt the Valencian Communal System in British India
Index
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