The making of the English landscape with an intorduction and commentary by Chris...


The making of the English landscape with an intorduction and commentary by Christopher Taylor.


Hoskins, W. G. (William George), 1908-

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Taylor, Christopher

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This epic of the English countryside, presented chronologically from pre-Roman to modern times, focuses on man's modifications of the environment as seen in England's hamlets, villges, and towns, past and present. Contents: Author's introduction -- The landscape before the English settlement: The pre-Roman landscape. Western farmsteads and fields. Roman Britain -- The English settlement: Villages and their fields. Hamlets. The shape of villages. Some Anglo-Saxon estate boundaries. The Scandinavian settlement -- The colonisation of medieval England: The landscape in 1086. The clearing of the woodlands. Marsh, fen and moor. Buildings in the landscape -- the Black Death and after: The abandonment of villages. New colonisation. New Buildings -- Tudor to Georgian England: The landscape in 1500. The enclosure of the Midland fields. The flowering of rural England. Country houses and parks -- Parliamentary enclosure and the landscape: The extent of the enclosure. The date of the Parliamentary enclosure. The new landscape. The fields. Hedgerows and trees. Roads. Farmhouses -- The Industrial Revolution and the landscape: The early industrial landscape. Water-power and the early mills. Steam-power and slums -- Roads, canals and railways: Roads . Canals. Railways -- The landscape of towns: The planned town. The open-field town. The market-town -- The landscape today. Bibiography pp. 143-249.

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Subject and Association Keywords

Human ecology -- England -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscape -- England -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

England -- Historical geography

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Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

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914.2 HOS


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