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Irrigation and Society in Medieval Valencia

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674281806

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

386 pages

2 charts, 3 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 7 maps, 23 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Part One. The Irrigation Communities of Medieval Valencia
    • I. The Huerta Environment
    • II. Irrigation Communities and Their Administration
    • III. Intracommunity Conflict and Its Resolution
    • IV. The City’s Role in Irrigation Development
    • V. The Search for New Sources of Water
    • VI. Regional Arrangements
    • VII. The Huerta in Crisis
  • Part Two. Cultural Continuity in Irrigation
    • VIII. Arabs, Romans, or Christians? The Historiography of Spanish Irrigation in the Nineteenth Century
    • IX. The Classical Inheritance
    • X. Irrigation Administration in Al-Andalus: The Sahib al-Saqiya
    • XI. Proportional Distribution and the Measuring of Water
    • XII. The Imprint of Islam upon the Terminology of Irrigation
    • XIII. Image and Reality of Cultural Change
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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