Puir Labourers and Busy Husbandmen: The Medieval Countryside of Scotland 100-1600 (The making of Scotland)

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This title explores the new way of life brought to the Scottish medieval countryside by feudalism, the threat of revolution, and the spread of Benedictine monasticism. It focuses on the day-to-day activities of farming, peat extraction, woodland management, milling, malting, baking and brewing.

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Piers Dixon lives in Innerleithen. He has excavated on both urban and rural medieval sites in the Borders, and now works in Edinburgh for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. He is also a member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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'Considering the high quality of production and the abundance of superb illustrations, the books represent outstanding value for money.... which will both fascinate and inspire.' --Heritage Scotland

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