France des moulins

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    English titleMills of France
    Authors & editors

    Simonnet, Gerard [Author]

    Publisher Albin Michel
    Year of publication 1988

    French (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary Translation Introduces the history of old mills and millers- the introduction of grinding grains from its believed origins in the Middle East to the development of mills from the Roman period onwards. Devotes chapters to mills in different regions/key places of France, gives a brief history of the area including key dates for mills in the region or mill-related items from history but also other historical dates such as key wars or the Industrial Revolution. Gives information about the types of mills found in each region, and their functions (paper, oil, grain etc.) For example- Alsace-Lorraine- A region, created by Germany in 1871. Mostly water mills found in this region. Also has a section on Vendée: Mostly windmills in this area. Gives information on the structures of the mills, their construction and their owners, where known. Gives key historic dates such as Includes photographs. Full list of places/ regions explored in this book: Alsace-Lorraine, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Beauce, Berry, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Champagne Ardennes, Charentes, Franche-Comté, Île-De-France, Languedoc Roussillon, Limousin, Pays de Loire, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas-De-Calais Picardie, Normandie (Normandy), Provence, Rhône-Alpes: Includes a chapter on key dates in history, as well as diagrams and information on the three main different types of windmills in France, including information on the sails and mechanisms. Includes a glossary (in French) of key terms.

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