Publication:

Molens Mulders Meesters: Negen eeuwen watermolens in de Gelderse Achterhoek, Salland en Twente

    Full details

    English titleNine centuries of water-mills in part of Gelderland, Salland and Twente
    Authors & editors

    Hagens, Herman [Author]

    Publisher NV Uitgeverij Smit van 1876
    Year of publication 1979
    Languages

    Dutch (main text)
    English (main text)
    German (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN9062895107
    Topics

    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Benelux

    Scope & contentThe first chapter, ‘Mills in general’ traces the origins of mills to antiquity, and their introduction to the Netherlands in the 13th century. The decline in the number of water-mills is attributed to climate, war, and floods.A chapter on ‘Mill rights’ describes the gradual legal regulation of mill ownership in the Netherlands. A chapter on ‘Building of mills’ describes the differences between undershot and overshot construction, in particular as they relate to the region covered here. Historical records enable the construction of many mills to be traced. The chapter on ‘Uses of mills’ divides the mills into two main types: Consumer goods supply (subdivided into grain and flour mills, oil mills, chicory mills and snuff mills), and Craft and trade mills (subdivided into metal processing, textile and clothing, sawmills, paper-mills and tanning mills).The chapter on ‘Looking for mills through names’ explains the importance of place-name research for the history of mills that have vanished.The chapter ‘Streams, nature and man’s work’ considers the topography of the region and the adaptation of mills to the landscape and the flow of rivers and streams. The chapter ‘Mills, Millers, Masters’ describes the characters from history who emerge in research into the histories of mills.The chapter ‘Mills, art and illustrations’ covers the portrayal of mills by notable Dutch artists.The main body of the book is a ‘Survey’, district by district, further divided into parishes, of mills which have vanished from the landscape, as well as those still standing, with illustrations and maps, as follows, with parishes listed alphabetically and numbered in the introductory section of each:De Gelderse Achterhoek (parts of Gelderland) Salland (and the ‘head’ of the Overijssel)TwenteA detailed inventory of the parishes is given in the table of contents as well.The book concludes with a place-name index, an index of personal names, a list of abbreviations and a bibliography, followed by a brief ‘Afterword’. English and German summaries on pages 503-511
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Netherlands, Timber, Textiles, Snuff, Paper, Olive and other domestic oils, Oil, Leather, Iron & steel, Copper, Cereals, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 21737

    • Shelf location: C112-HAG OVERSIZE
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection