Mar 16, 2021
Soil and Farming Implements in Medieval and Early Modern Egypt
- 13:45 to 15:00
- Dept. III
- Anthony Quickel
While there is a growing body of works concerned with agriculture and land use during the medieval period in Egypt, these studies primarily look at the economic function of these activities. There has still been very little research into the act of farming itself, crops and techniques, and the life of the farmer. Furthermore, all aspects relating to the soil, its quality, and the peasants’ knowledge of it are fairly unknown. This paper looks at some of the tools and implements related to the preparation, seeding, and irrigation of Egypt's soil in the medieval period. The timeframe is broadly the eleventh century to the Napoleonic occupation of 1798 as the source material for such a discussion is spread broadly over those centuries. The paper will look at both the types of farming implements used and the techniques for their employment with a specific focus on soil.
Contact and Registration
Everyone is welcome to attend, please register by sending an email to Aleksandar Shopov.