Publication:

De Molen in Ons Volksleven

    Full details

    English titleThe mill in our folk life
    Authors & editors

    Caarten, A Bicker [Author]

    Publisher AW Sijthoff's Uitgeversmaatschappij NV
    Year of publication 1958
    Languages

    Dutch (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    Topics

    Regions > Other Europe (not GB) > Benelux
    Energy & power > Windmills

    Scope & contentForeword by the author. Chapter headings translated

    There follows an index of geographical names, a survey of illustrated types of mills, and a list of illustrations.
    KeywordsNetherlands, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 21688

    • Shelf location: C112-CAA
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection

    Divisions within this publication

    • 1: The right to the wind and the right of access to milling
    • 2: Payment for grain milling in kind
    • 3: Early taxation of milling
    • 4: The secret code of cyphers
    • 5: Night milling in industrial mills
    • 6: Night milling in drainage mills
    • 7: Sunday milling
    • 8: Milling for the prince
    • 9: ‘Hedge-millers’ – trade organizations
    • 10: St Victor, patron saint of corn-millers
    • 11: A little talk about the weather
    • 12: The miller’s life in the vernacular
    • 13: Fishing at the drainage mills
    • 14: Fishing at water-wheel mills
    • 15: Games, humour and festivities at windmills
    • 16: Toy and model mills
    • 17: Old practices all year round
    • 18: Rhymes about mills
    • 19: Rhymes using names of mills
    • 20: Riddles about mills
    • 21: Goblins milling grain
    • 22: Ghosts in mills
    • 23: Legends and folk-tales about mills
    • 24: Millers’ Latin
    • 25: Of corn-mills, church, monasteries and poor-houses
    • 26: The link between marksmen’s guilds and corn-mills
    • 27: ‘Mill-talk’
    • 28: Mills and good luck
    • 29: Mills and mourning
    • 30: Festive finery
    • 31: Loyalty to the house of Orange
    • 32: ‘Beautifying’ on the Zaan
    • 33: Going into mourning on the Zaan
    • 34: Other sets of sails
    • 35: Signalling with the help of mill-sails
    • 36: The mill-iron
    • 37: Silver mill goblets
    • 38: Names of mills outside the Zaan area
    • 39: Names of Zaan mills
    • 40: Architectural beauty of mills
    • 41: Painting of mills
    • 42: Mill ‘beards’ (name-plates)
    • 43: Gable-stones
    • 44: Painted name-boards
    • 45: Decorated projections
    • 46: Figures in the thatch