Prose and Poetry of the Soil

In 1503, Spanish writer Gabriel Alonzo de Herrera began a series of extensive travels throughout the continent and visited France, Italy, and Germany. He carefully studied the agrarian works of Virgil, Columella, Varro, and de Crescenzi, as well as the Islamic thinkers Abencenif (Ibn Wafid) and Avicena. Although inherently practical, Herrera’s Obra de Agricultura (1513) […]

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