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  — Watermills and feudalism in Navarre between the 9th and 15th centuries —

This work provides an in-depth study on the socio-economic implications of watermills in the Kingdom of Navarre. It studies their origin and how they spread out; we can link such events to the agrarian process or the creation of new agrarian areas. The origin of watermills in Navarre must be dated to the early medieval period, around the 8th and 9th centuries, and probably came from the Arab colonisation. The work also analyses how watermills became an instrument of lordly dominance by studying how the waterwheels were owned and operated. The watermill property system in the Kingdom of Navarre during the Middle Ages is clearly extremely important for understanding the Navarre feudal relations resulting from the paramount importance of this means of production in an eminently agricultural economy such as the medieval one.

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Bibliography

LARRAÑAGA ZULUETA, Miguel (1998): “Molino hidráulico y feudalismo en Navarra (S. IX al XV)”, [in:] Mito y realidad en la Historia de Navarra. Actas del IV Congreso de Historia de Navarra, Vol. I, Pamplona, pp. 249-260.

— (2009): “Moulin hidraulique et Féodalisme en Navarre (du IXème au XVème siècles)”, Arqueología del Agua, p. 119-130.
 
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