Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World
The Diffusion of Crops and Farming Techniques, 700 - 1100
By (author) Andrew M. Watson
Normal Price: $61.95
Your Price: $55.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.79 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World by Andrew M. Watson
Book DescriptionThis study describes and explains the revolutionary changes which transformed the agricultural life of the Islamicized world in the four centuries following the early Arab conquests. Professor Watson discusses eighteen crops - from sorghum and rye to the watermelon - which spread through the Near East and North Africa during this period. Their origins, diffusion and uses are reviewed. The book investigates the mechanics of diffusion, the routes by which plants spread, and the processes by which they were acclimatized in their new environment. The social and economic history of agriculture in the medieval Islamic world is assessed in a review of wide importance. Professor Watson sets out to refute the view that the early Islamic period was one of agricultural decline in the Near East. He shows that, in contrast to the late Roman and Sasanian periods, it was a time of agricultural and demographic expansion. Agricultural innovation in the early Islamic world will be of interest to economic, social and agricultural historians and to those concerned with Islam and its effect on Africa and Asia.
Buy Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World book by Andrew M. Watson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521068833
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew M. Watson
Tjanpi Mini Book, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Andrew M. Watson
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a dynamic employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles of the 1970s when Indigenous women realised they had no voice.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World book by Andrew M. Watson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.