Jaubert de Passa: The First World History of Irrigation in 1846
Water History and Culture
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Mollard, E. P. 2005. Jaubert de Passa: The First World History of Irrigation in 1846. Water Encyclopedia. 4:736–740.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
The first world history of irrigation appeared in 1856, and it has remained the only one to the present. The four volumes of the “Recherches sur les arrosages chez les peuples anciens” (Research on Watering among Ancients) describe hydraulic enterprizes from the most modest to the most monumental, and provide the political and social history of people who mobilized and organized themselves for this purpose.
- modern history;
- political economy;
- hydraulic work;