Guide des moulins en France

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    English titleGuide to mills in France
    Authors & editors

    Candoré, Annie [Author]

    Publisher Horay
    Year of publication 2004

    French (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentA guide to mills across France, including windmills, watermills, museums etc. Includes a glossary of key words and terms. A brief general history of mills is given, from their primitive origins in grain cultivation; millstones etc, to advances in the Middle Ages, improvements in mill construction and other technological developments continuing into the twentieth century. Key themes include products such as; cereals, textiles, paper, cider, oil and historical events such as the French Revolution. Includes sections on individual types of mills; including the history of watermills and their introduction in France before windmills. Includes information on specific and often unique characteristics of mill, such as the Moulin Pendant, an adjustment made to some waterwheels. Discusses the history of windmills in France, giving information on the various types of windmills; their structure and mechanism and alterations, including different types of sails. Information such as the size and exact location of each mill. Includes information on the historical developments of the production of various products and energy sources. Also includes illustrations of the various types of mill. The guide is divided alphabetically into the regions of France and each known mill is listed and explored, according to its region. Information (where known) such as; the location, type, size, dates of construction, alterations, owners, power source and industry are given.

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    Accession no. 230468

    • Shelf location: C111-CAN
    • Notes: Second edition
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    Accession no. 230469

    • Shelf location: RESERVE
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection
    • Notes: First edition (1992). Incscribed by the author to Ken