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Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads

Author: Valerie Allen; Ruth Evans
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: Manchester medieval literature and culture.
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A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study of roads and wayfinding in medieval England, Wales, and Scotland. It looks afresh at the relationship between the road as a material condition of daily life and the formation of local and national communities.
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(OCoLC)918261022
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Allen; Ruth Evans
ISBN: 9781784996703 178499670X
OCLC Number: 931628413
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series page; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction: roads and writing; Roads and writing; Naming; The road as right of way; On Roman roads and their construction; The chapters; Notes; 2 Sources for the English medieval road system; Introduction; Documentary evidence; Place names; Itineraries; Map evidence; Archaeological evidence; A theoretical approach; Towards a national medieval transport network; Notes. 3 Once a highway, always a highway: roads and English law, c. 1150-1300Notes; 4 When things break: mending roads, being social; A: Broken tracks afford no passage; B: The way affords passage; Therefore C: The way is not broken; Notes; 5 The word on the street: Chaucer and the regulation of nuisance in post-plague London; Introduction; Troilus and Criseyde; The regulation of nuisance in London; Civic reform; The people's voice?; Notes; 6 Getting there: wayfinding in the Middle Ages; Who is travelling?; Route planning; Which way? Asking directions; Guides: medieval fixers. Pilgrims on the holodeck: maps and itinerary mapsOn the road: signs and landmarks; Learn fast phrases in French to get around!; Signage; Conclusion: medieval wayfinding as spatial practice; Notes; 7 The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition; The development of the eremitic vocation; Hermits, labour and work; Metaphorical roads, labour and work in late eremitic literature; Literal roads, labour and work in connection with later hermits; Space syntax, medieval roads and medieval hermits; Conclusion; Notes. 8 The royal itinerary and roads in England under Edward INotes; 9 The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature; Politics, polemic and the pilgrimage road; The pilgrimage road as heterotopia; The pilgrimage road in Middle English romance; Conclusions; Notes; 10 The romance of the road in Athelston and two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Geoffrey of Monmouth: a double history of roads; Brothers of the road: the politics of friendship in Athelston; A rough guide to Watling Street; Wayside distractions: the politics of roads in two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Seizing the road. Notes11 London: the hub of an English river transport network, 1250-1550; Jurisdiction and regulation; Goods transportation and the lightermen; Passenger transport and the watermen; Conclusion; Notes; 12 Conquest, roads and resistance in medieval Wales; Roadways, princes and power; Axes, maps and poetry; Recolonizing and decolonizing roads and woodlands; Conclusions; Notes; 13 Trackless, impenetrable and underdeveloped? Roads, colonization and environmental transformation ... ; Notes; Bibliography; Manuscripts and Unpublished Primary Sources; Printed Primary Sources; Secondary Works.
Series Title: Manchester medieval literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans.

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