Post-medieval landscapes /
edited by P.S. Barnwell and Marilyn Palmer.
Macclesfield : Windgather Press, c2007.
xiv, 226 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
1905119194 (pbk.), 9781905119196 (pbk.)
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Macclesfield : Windgather Press, c2007.
1905119194 (pbk.)
9781905119196 (pbk.)
general note
"This book contains a selection of the papers presented to a conference called W.G. Hoskins and the Making of the British Landscape, held at the University of Leicester on 7-10 July 2005 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Making of the English Landscape by W.G. Hoskins."--P. xiii.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
The vitality of the discipline is reflected in the many excellent papers here, full of interesting material and ideas, several of which are inspirational.'
These three volumes... provide a fascinating overview of landscape studies throughout Britain at the beginning of the 21st century.'
Opens up a whole range of questions and responses to landscape that is now being tackled under the heading of Landscape History .'
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Main Description
The formation of the landscape archaeological record is primarily a product of the post-medieval period' (Tom Williamson). This book reflects some of the most recent work in landscape studies of the period since 1500. It builds upon ideas and techniques pioneered by Hoskins in fields such as Anglo-Saxon topography and vernacular architecture, and also demonstrates how scholars are developing the subject conceptually, to examine landscapes as cultural artefacts, perceived differently by different groups within society.
Long Description
This volume reflects some of the most recent work in landscape studies of the period since 1500.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
Abbreviationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Series Foreword: Landscape History after Hoskinsp. xiii
Introduction: Post-Medieval Landscapes since Hoskins - Theory and Practicep. 1
Rural Landscapes
Hidden Boundaries/Hidden Landscapes: Lead-Mining Landscapes in the Yorkshire Dalesp. 9
The Importance of Place: Placing Vernacular Buildings into a Landscape Contextp. 23
The Estate: Recognising People and Place in the Modern Landscapep. 39
Landscapes of the Poor: Encroachment in Wales in the Post-Medieval Centuriesp. 55
The Grouse Moors of the Peak Districtp. 68
Hoskins and Historical Ecologyp. 80
Urban Landscapes
New Markets and Fairs in the Yorkshire Dales, 1550-1750p. 93
Rus et Urbe? The Hinterland and Landscape of Georgian Chesterp. 107
The Suburbanisation of the English Landscape: Environmental Conflict in Victorian Croydonp. 119
Landscapes Perceived
Wilderness and Waste - 'The Weird and Wonderful': Views of the Midland Regionp. 137
Tally-ho! The Making and Representation of the Hunting Landscape of the Shiresp. 151
'An Angel-Satyr Walks these Hills': Landscape and Identity in Kilvert's Diaryp. 169
Ways of Seeing: Hoskins and the Oxfordshire Landscape Revisitedp. 185
Conclusion: Discovering the Post-Medieval Landscape - After W. G. Hoskinsp. 201
Contributorsp. 205
Bibliographyp. 208
Indexp. 219
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