Of Seeds, Seasons, and Seas: Andrew Watson's Medieval Agrarian Revolution Forty Years Later

  title={Of Seeds, Seasons, and Seas: Andrew Watson's Medieval Agrarian Revolution Forty Years Later},
  author={Paolo Squatriti},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={1205 - 1220}
  • Paolo Squatriti
  • Published 27 November 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of Economic History
Since its publication in 1974, Andrew Watson's article “The Arab Agricultural Revolution and Its Diffusion, 700–1100,” has been used and cited widely by historians and archaeologists, many working in fields far removed from Watson's. This essay explores the nature of Watson's impact and attempts to explain it. 

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