Enlightened Mills: Mechanizing Olive Oil Production in Mediterranean Europe

@article{Mazzotti2004EnlightenedMM,
  title={Enlightened Mills: Mechanizing Olive Oil Production in Mediterranean Europe},
  author={Massimo Mazzotti},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={277 - 304}
}
  • M. Mazzotti
  • Published 12 May 2004
  • History
  • Technology and Culture
In the latter part of the eighteenth century, reformers in southern Europe sought to revitalize the political economy of the region. As Massimo Mazzotti puts it in "Enlightened Mills: Mechanizing Olive Oil Production in Mediterranean Europe," they believed that "political and social advancement . . . would follow naturally from economic liberalization and the introduction of new technologies." Olive oil production dominated commercial activity around the Mediterranean, so reformers naturally… 

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