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The 1972 paper by Thomas F. Glick compares Old World irrigation systems used on the Canary Islands in the late fifteenth century with the systems and technology applied in the San Antonio region of New Spain in the early 1700s.
An in depth work that compares the Old-World irrigation systems established in the late fifteenth century on the islands off Spain (Canary Islands) and the technology/works applied in "New Spain," most notably, in the San Antonio, Texas, region. The Spaniards brought with them arid-land techniques, including technology and institutional framework for irrigation and distribution of water. Thomas Glick shows how the settlers adapted the Old-World irrigation principles and practices introduced into Spain by the Muslims in the Middle Ages while embracing other irrigation methods in their new environment.
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"1972 - The Old World Background of the Irrigation System of San Antonio, Texas (Southwestern Studies Series: No 35); Glick, Thomas F." (2017). Miscellaneous Publications. 1.