Water, Towns and People: Polish Lands against a European Background until the Mid-16th Century (Polish Studies - Transdisciplinary Perspectives #17) (Hardcover)

The book describes the functions of water in Polish towns against a European background from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Early-Modern Era. The main topics include the quality of water, the town and the river, wells and water supply systems. This is the first broad comparative presentation of the subject in Polish and European literature.
Urszula Sowina is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. This book is the result of her research in numerous Polish archives on the supply of water and its use in Polish towns.

Product Details ISBN: 9783631640647
ISBN-10: 3631640641
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: December 16th, 2015
Pages: 529
Language: English
Series: Polish Studies - Transdisciplinary Perspectives