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The English rural landscape

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From pre-history to the present day our landscape has been transformed by dramatic human disturbance, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built-up layers of evidence which today present historians with exciting new insights into land use and rural communities of the past." "The English Rural Landscape shows us how much of the rural past is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
English rural landscape.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606263265
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Thirsk
ISBN: 019866219X 9780198662198
OCLC Number: 59437332
Description: 352 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Downlands / Joseph Bettey --
Wolds. The wolds before c. 1500 / Harold Fox ; A longer view of the wolds / Bernard Jennings --
Lowland vales / Christopher Dyer, David Hey, and Joan Thirsk --
Woodlands and wood-pasture in western England / Christopher Dyer --
Forests and wood-pasture in lowland England / Brian Short --
Marshes / Anne Reeves and Tom Williamson --
Fenlands / Christopher Taylor --
Moorlands / David Hey --
Common land / Alan Everitt --
Frontier valleys / Charles Phythian-Adams --
Stonor : a Chilterns landscape / Leslie W. Hepple and Alison M. Doggett --
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire : an open village / Kate Tiller --
Eccleshall, Staffordshire : a bishop's estate of dairymen, dairy wives, and the poor / Margaret Spufford --
Staintondale, North Yorkshire : a moorland estate of the Knights Hospitaller / Barry Harrison --
Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire : an estate of the Land Settlement Association / Pamela Dearlove.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Thirsk.
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"From pre-history to the present day our landscape has been transformed by dramatic human disturbance, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built-up layers of evidence which today present historians with exciting new insights into land use and rural communities of the past." "The English Rural Landscape shows us how much of the rural past is still visible on the ground if only we choose to dig for it. This book illustrates how we might go about exploring it for ourselves and is set to become the definitive work on the subject for all would-be landscape and local history detectives, professional and amateur alike."--Jacket.

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