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butter- and cheesemaking

butter- and cheesemaking  

As food, animal milk has two disadvantages: it spoils quickly and can easily be adulterated by an unscrupulous merchant. During the medieval period most milk was therefore used soon after ...
early Irish society

early Irish society  

1. Craftsmen and farmers2. Lords and clients3. Contractual relationships1. Craftsmen and farmers2. Lords and clients3. Contractual relationships1. Craftsmen and farmersThe first distinction ...
Frisia

Frisia  

An ancient region of NW Europe, consisting of the Frisian Islands and parts of the mainland corresponding to the modern provinces of Friesland and Groningen in the Netherlands and the regions of ...
non-privilege towns

non-privilege towns  

Many European towns did not hold privileges of full urban autonomy, although as busy marketplaces, market centres of smaller or larger regions, seats of estate management, or episcopal (or monastic) ...
plough

plough  

A farm tool with one or more heavy blades that break the soil surface, cut a furrow, and turn the soil over in preparation for sowing and growing crops. Spelled plow in North America.
roads and bridges

roads and bridges  

The means to go from one place to another, to trade goods, and also to convey mandates used to rule a country. Roads have a technical component, but they are ...
zoology

zoology  

The study of animals (including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, spiders, and molluscs) and their structures and functions. Contrast zooecology. See also botany.

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