Mühlen im Sechsämterland

    Full details

    English titleMills in the Sechsämterland
    Authors & editors

    Arzberger, Dieter [Author]

    Publisher Verlag Gisela Arzberger
    Year of publication 1988

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    The last water mills in the Sechsämterland of northern Bavaria stopped operations in 1987.The book starts with a history of water mills and their technical developments over the course of time, with examples from the district. It also mentions the few windmills in the area. Not all the mills ground grain: there were also malt mills, tanning mills, fulling mills, paper mills, sawmills, polishing mills, hammer mills, stamping mills and possibly a marble mill.

    The second part looks at the job of millers, the apprenticeship system and the guilds and related jobs, and their relationship with the authorities. The final part lists 167 mills alphabetically, giving details of their individual history, including information about millers and the technical developments.

    The book is illustrated with black-and-white photos and a few diagrams.

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    Accession no. 229889

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