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  • I'd really like to know what you think of the effects of three field crop rotation on medieval society.

    • Three field crop rotation was a great boon on medieval food production. Like the invention of the heavier plow for more northern climes, the discovery that crops such as alfalfa could be used to enrich the soil and increase production was an invention easy to underestimate today, when food is in abundance (even if it is poorly distributed).

      In the WWII, British farmers considered cultivating higher in the hills, but abandoned the locations after realizing that the yield was too low to sustain life. Yet at these sites, evidence of medieval farming was found. With the techniques of the period this would have been completely futile.

      One of the problems facing the medieval farmer was the increasingly small plots of land available. It was customary for land to be divided amongst sons, leading to a smaller family plot each generation. Such was the state of peasantry that the black death was in fact a useful development (from the perspective of the class as a whole, rather than the individuals) because it reduced the population enough to ensure more land and greater wages for the lower classes.

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