Greek Mills, From the Middle Byzantine Period to the 20th Century Vol 2

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Authors & editors

Hackney, Graham
Speis, George

Publisher TIMS
Year of publication 2019

Medium Book
SeriesBibliotheca Molinologica
No. in series23

Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Mediterranean countries & Portugal


Scope & contentPublisher's comments:
"Greek Mills, From the Middle Byzantine Period to the 20th Century” is the latest publication in the series "Bibliotheca Molinologica".

It deals with topics on any type of mill that has been recorded in the bibliography or still surviving in Greece the last 700 years but mainly in the last two centuries up to the early industrial period.

It is in two volumes with a total of 700 pages with 92 articles written by 49 authors.

It took 6 years to materialize from the conception of the idea to its final publication involving people from all over Greece even in the remotest places.

There are more than 1200 pictures, plans and maps in colour to support and aid the reader to better understand the topics including a small map at the top of each article pinpointing the area where the subject is located to help the people who are unfamiliar with the geography of Greece.

The book is divided in the following parts:

Volume 1 - The social and cultural aspect of mills, Millstones, Man driven mills, Animal driven mills, Wind driven mills (tower mills), Wind driven mills (other mechanisms), Case studies,

Volume 2 - Water driven mills from medieval times up to the 18th century, Water driven mills from more recent times, Other water driven mechanisms, Early industrial mills.

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Accession no. 230697

  • Shelf location: C113.6-HAC
  • Notes: one of two volumes

Divisions within this publication

  • 1: Water driven installations in the wider Salonica (Thessaloniki) area during the Byzantine period
  • 2: Mill systems in Venetian Crete
  • 3: Mill systems in the Peloponnese during the second period of Venetian rule: Ownership, taxation and geographical dispersion
  • 4: Tidal mill of Chalkis (13th-18th? century)
  • 5: Metalworking and Water Power during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods
  • 6: Sugar mills in the Morea (Peloponnese)
  • 7: Sugar mills on medieval Crete: An historical perspective
  • 8: The medieval sugar processing workshop in Rhodes
  • 9: Liquorice processing factory in Vonitsa (1760-1774)
  • 10: Technical infrastructure
  • 11: The watermill of Grimnia, Mati Tyrnavou, Larissa
  • 12: Wheat husking mill in Drama
  • 13: Water mills in sink holes (natural subterranean channels)
  • 14: Water mill with a vertical wheel on the artificial lake of Glyfada,
  • 15: Olive watermills in Mount Pelion (Pilio)
  • 16: Water power on Samothrace: watermills and olive oil presses
  • 17: Variety in the technological details of the watermills of Crete
  • 18: Problems in locating pre-industrial facilities in Greece
  • 19: Water saw mill on Parnon mountain (Kastanitsa)
  • 20: Water sawmills in the Pindos Mountains
  • 21: Milling Systems in Central Pindos
  • 22: Water saw milling companies in Pindos; production and economic data
  • 23: Fulling mills (mantani or batani)
  • 24: Water driven workshops in Myloniano ravine, Rethymno Prefecture, Crete
  • 25: Water-driven woolen fabric treatment facilities in Mount Athos
  • 26: Fulling tubs
  • 27: A peculiar form of fulling tub in the Eleia prefecture, Peloponnese
  • 28: Gunpowder mills: the case of Dimitsana
  • 29: Rice Husking Mills
  • 30: Snuff mills
  • 31: The water-powered marble splitter (Fabrika) on Tinos
  • 32: The hydraulic wheel (noria)
  • 33: Water-powered mills in Greece in the 19th century; between tradition and industrialisation
  • 34: Cotton gins
  • 35: Pre-industrial and early industrial mills in the northeastern Aegean (Lesvos, Chios)
  • 36: Watermills with turbines
  • 37: Pre- and proto-industrial mills on Pelion Mountain
  • 38: Pre-industrial and early industrial milling systems & workshops in Evros Prefecture
  • 39: The Drama watermills and roller mills: historical and architectural documentation (19th-20th centuries)
  • 40: Water and watermills in Naoussa
  • 41: Preindustrial and industrial milling installations and systems in Edessa
  • 42: Industrial Buildings in Livadeia 1860-1950
  • 43: Water driven paper mill in Rovies, Euboea
  • 44: Greek milling systems: tables of typology
  • 45: Bibliography