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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Jiménez, Javier
dc.contributor.editorWallace-Hare, David
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-18T15:54:53Z
dc.date.available2022-02-18T15:54:53Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78969-993-7
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334199
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the socio-economic role and nature of apiculture in the post-Roman Latin West, assessing the scarce archaeological evidence, the anecdotal mentions in literary sources, and the unexpectedly thorough legislation of the successor kingdoms. With this scant information it is possible to reach three preliminary conclusions. First, that honey and wax were probably more relevant in the early Medieval centuries than in the preceding Roman centuries. Second, that there was a shift in the legal status of bees from wild to domesticated animals, and thus considered private property of the beekeeper. And third, that while beekeeping and honey hunting remained a mostly rural activity, it is possible that beekeeping flourished in the less-dense urban contexts of the post-Roman centuries, perhaps playing a role in the emerging garden economy of the period
dc.publisherArchaeopress
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dc.subjectbeekeeping
dc.subjectearly middle ages
dc.titleAppiaria vel in civitate vel in villa: apiculture in the early medieval West
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Classics
dc.date.updated2022-02-16T16:44:34Z
prism.endingPage171
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.startingPage159
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81611
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dc.contributor.orcidMartínez Jiménez, Javier [0000-0003-4132-4135]
dcterms.isPartOfNew Approaches to the Archaeology of Beekeeping
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (693418)
cam.depositDate2022-02-16
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cam.subtypeEdited volume
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2024-02-18


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