The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1626  Monday, 27 September 1999.

From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 24 Sep 1999 09:37:59 -0700
Subject: 10.1602 Re: Scavengers
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1602 Re: Scavengers

Just to add to Ian's clear explication of the term, one might be
interested in Fernand Braudel's description of the importance of manure
to the rural economy of early modern France, and some of the efforts (it
wasn't a universal practice) to collect human excrement for the purpose:

Braudel, Fernand.  *The Identity of France*.  Vol. 2:  _People and
Production_.  Trans. Si 

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