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Rural England : an illustrated history of the landscape

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study Joan Thirsk and her team of distinguished contributors, many of whom live in the places they describe, invite us to explore the historical richness of the English landscape.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Thirsk
ISBN: 0198606192 9780198606192
OCLC Number: 49593585
Notes: Originally published: as The English rural landscape. 2000.
Description: 352 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Notes on contributors --
Introduction / Joan Thirsk --
--
Part I. Panoramas of landscape --
1. Downlands / Joseph Bettey --
2. Wolds. The wolds before c. 1500 / Harold Fox ; A longer view of the wolds / Bernard Jennings --
3. Lowland vales / Christopher Dyer, David Hey, and Joan Thirsk --
4. Woodlands and wood-pasture in western England / Christopher Dyer --
5. Forests and wood-pasture in lowland England / Brian Short --
6. Marshes / Anne Reeves and Tom Williamson --
7. Fenlands / Christopher Taylor --
8. Moorlands / David Hey --
9. Common land / Alan Everitt --
10. Frontier valleys / Charles Phythian-Adams --
--
Part II. Cameos of landscape --
11. Stonor : a Chilterns landscape / Leslie W. Hepple and Alison M. Doggett --
12. Hook Norton, Oxfordshire : an open village / Kate Tiller --
13. Eccleshall, Staffordshire : a bishop's estate of dairymen, dairy wives, and the poor / Margaret Spufford --
14. Staintondale, North Yorkshire : a moorland estate of the Knights Hospitaller / Barry Harrison --
15. Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire : an estate of the Land Settlement Association / Pamela Dearlove --
--
Further reading --
Picture credits --
Index.
Other Titles: English rural landscape.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Thirsk.

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"This is the kind of book in which it might be said that any English historian, whatever their period and however expert they may be, would take pleasure and discover some new insight." --Albion"One Read more...

 
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