[Sca-cooks] Arabic books of husbandry

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Tue Jun 7 12:44:11 PDT 2011


This site looks truly excellent -- I'm looking forward to exploring it more deeply!

-- Galefridus

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> http://filaha.org/
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> E.
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> From the intro site:
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> 
> Welcome to the Fil??a Texts Project
> The purpose of the Fil??a Texts Project is to publicise and 
> elucidate the 
> written works collectively known as the Kutub al-Fil??a or 
> ?Books of Husbandry? 
> compiled by Arab, especially Andalusi, agronomists mainly 
> between the 10th and 
> 14th centuries (see Authors & Works). These systematic and 
> detailed manuals of 
> agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry have been sadly 
> neglected and 
> remain largely unknown in the Anglophone world - apart from 
> some of the Yemeni 
> works they have never been translated into English. They not 
> only provide 
> primary source material for the understanding of what has been 
> called the 
> ?Islamic Green Revolution? but constitute a rich body of 
> knowledge concerning a 
> traditional system of husbandry which is as valid today as it 
> was a thousand 
> years ago and has much relevance to future sustainable 
> agriculture. See 
> Introduction.
> 
> The Fil??a texts are preserved in some 240 manuscripts 
> scattered in libraries 
> and institutions in 40 different cities, mainly in Europe, the 
> Middle East and 
> North Africa. See Map of Holding Institutions.
> 
> The objectives of the Fil??a Texts Project are: 
> 
> (...)


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