Throughout the Modern Age, agriculture was one of the main sectors of the economy. Especially from the 16th century onwards, it experienced significant growth as a result of the increase in population. Agricultural expansion was evident both in the increase in cereal land and in the prosperity of vineyards. After the 17th century, which saw a certain economic decline in various areas, the 18th century saw a resumption of growth that was accompanied by a series of agricultural reforms, promoted by the Enlightenment, which sought to modernise the structures of land ownership and tenure and to increase agricultural production. The image shows a machine used for threshing crops, a process used to remove the grain from the straw on land where cereal crops were grown.
Project: 2. Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity.
Scope: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Source: Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Biblioteca Nacional de España. Proyecto Identidad e Imagen de Andalucía en la Edad Moderna. Universidad de Almería.
Owner: María del Mar Felices de la Fuente (Modernalia)
Identifier: R.MICRO_4328(3) (pp 39)
Copyright: Biblioteca Nacional de España
Abstract: Drawing of "Máquina para trillar las mises" by Lorenzo Sánchez Mansilla. It is an illustration of the work: "Dissertación de la máquina para trillar", by Juan Cristóbal ManzanaresImage