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Book: Life on the Farm in Late Medieval Jerusalem

Chapter: Peasant Agency, Indigenous Knowledge, and Food Sovereignty

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40925


This concluding chapter extracts “lessons learned” about the ways local communities have historically participated in market agriculture, their reasons for developing the land, and how they came to control, in modest but important ways, food production. It is theory-based and connects to contemporary scholarship on food security and sustainable agriculture.

Chapter Contributors

  • Bethany Walker ( - bjwalker) 'University of Bonn'