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Spain’s water problem

Spain and Portugal share a peninsula that is mostly a high, arid plateau. Portugal’s western coast receives most of the rain. The capital cities of Muslim Andalusia were clustered on the arid plateau; Cordoba gets about 7 inches of rain … Continue reading

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Farming after the plague

The Black Death lasted about 3 years, but only about one year in any one place. After that, each regional economy, and Europe as a whole, began to recover. The men and women who’d taken the places of the ones … Continue reading

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Farming during the plague

One of the really odd notes about the plague is that, from what we can tell, farming wasn’t much affected by the rapid rate of human and animal death. That is, we only know what the manor harvest record books … Continue reading

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