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Inventing medieval landscapes : senses of place in Western Europe

Author: John Howe; Michael Wolfe
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Far from the forest primeval of popular imagination, the historians and literary scholars in this book describe a Western European landscape just as consciously constructed by its inhabitants as any modern landscape--physically, conceptually, and spiritually. All appearing for the first time in print, their essays provide a wealth of detail on this "deep ecology" of the Middle Ages and a better understanding of the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Howe; Michael Wolfe
ISBN: 081302479X 9780813024790
OCLC Number: 48876552
Description: 237 pages : illustrations, maps, plates ; 24 cm
Contents: The medieval countryside of England / Oliver Rackham --
Veneurs s'en vont en Paradis : medieval hunting and the natural landscape / John Cummins --
New habitats for the rabbit in northern Europe, 1300-1600 / Petra J.E.M. van Dam --
Politics, perception, and the meaning of landscape in late medieval Venice / Karl Appuhn --
The landscape of Anglo-Saxon England : inherited, invented, imagined / Nicholas Howe --
Tribal landscapes of islamic Spain / Thomas F. Glick --
From alien terrain to the abode of Islam / Janina M. Safran --
Private pleasures : painted gardens on the manuscript page / Bridget Ann Henisch --
Landscape, gender, and ethnogenesis in pre Norman invasion Ireland / Lisa M. Bitel --
Narrative time and literary landscapes in middle English poetry / Laura L. Howes --
Creating symbolic landscapes : medieval development of sacred space / John Howe.
Responsibility: edited by John Howe and Michael Wolfe.
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"This fascinating collection of highly readable essays literally opens new vistas on the medieval landscape." - John J. Contreni, Purdue University

 
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