Exploring Villages

Exploring Villages

by Joscelyne Finberg
     
 

Since it was first published in 1958, Joscelyne Finberg's classic text on the history and evolution of the village has rarely been out of print. Exploring Villages is about reading the life story of the village community from the evidence of roads, rivers, soil, hedges, buildings, records, even oral testimony. Anyone beginning the study of a local area will find this…  See more details below

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Since it was first published in 1958, Joscelyne Finberg's classic text on the history and evolution of the village has rarely been out of print. Exploring Villages is about reading the life story of the village community from the evidence of roads, rivers, soil, hedges, buildings, records, even oral testimony. Anyone beginning the study of a local area will find this an indispensable guide, bringing together a wealth of information normally scattered in a number of specialist sources. Fully illustrated, with bibliographies and a detailed index.

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Finberg (1910-95) specialized in local history and topography, and her classic text has rarely been out of print since its first publication. She explains how British villages look as they do, how to tell the age and heritage of their buildings, why they are positioned as they are, and what the surviving features can indicate about those that are gone. The latest edition includes an introduction by Trevor Rowley (Villages in the Landscape) and Finberg's original drawings and photographs. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750919173
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
History Handbooks Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.68(d)

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