Filāḥa Texts Project: A digital archive and survey of medieval Arabic/Andalusi agricultural treatises

The purpose of the Filāḥa Texts Project is to publicise and elucidate the written works collectively known as the Kutub al-Filāḥaor ‘Books of Husbandry’ compiled by Arab, especially Andalusi, agronomists mainly between the 10th and 14th centuries. These systematic and detailed manuals of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry have been rather neglected and remain largely unknown in the Anglophone world – apart from some of the Yemeni works they have never been translated into English. They not only provide primary source material for the understanding of what has been called the ‘Islamic Green Revolution’ but constitute a rich body of knowledge concerning a traditional system of husbandry which is as valid today as it was a thousand years ago and has much relevance to future sustainable agriculture.

Please see the Filaha Texts Project at http://filaha.org

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