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Dartmoor's alluring uplands : transhumance and pastoral management in the Middle Ages

Author: H S A Fox; Matthew Tompkins; Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A striking and famous feature of the English landscape, Dartmoor is a beautiful place, with a sense of wildness and mystery. This book provides a new perspective on an important aspect of Dartmoor's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H S A Fox; Matthew Tompkins; Christopher Dyer
ISBN: 9780859898652 0859898652 9780859898645 0859898644
OCLC Number: 786289457
Description: ix, 291 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Definitions and limitations --
2. The red tides: impersonal transhumance and the central moor --
3. The red tides: impersonal transhumance and the outer moors --
4. Personal transhumance: distant detachments --
5. Personal transhumance: archaeology, topography, place-names --
6. Domesday Book and beyond: the transition from personal to impersonal transhumance --
7. Dartmoor and beyond.
Responsibility: Harold Fox ; edited and introduced by Matthew Tompkins and Christopher Dyer.

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