Horses, Oxen and Technological Innovation by John Langdon
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Horses, Oxen and Technological Innovation
By John Langdon

Horses, Oxen and Technological Innovation

The Use of Draught Animals in English Farming from 1066-1500

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Horses, Oxen and Technological Innovation by John Langdon

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The introduction of the horse brought many advantages to medieval English farming, particularly as an improvement to ploughing and hauling. But the replacement of oxen by horses was by no means inevitable, as the situation often depended upon a number of factors not immediately obvious to modern eyes. These factors, which included such environmental aspects as soil types and terrain, are evaluated to see how they affected the decision to use horses and oxen. The introduction of the horse is furthermore examined in relation to farm production, the improvement in marketing, and the development of regionalism; and various theories regarding technological innovation are assessed to see whether this or that innovation acted in a predictable way. Most importantly, the study affords a glimpse into the working of the minds of medieval farmers as they approached the problems of livelihood and survival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521525084
ISBN-10: 052152508X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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