The Medieval Fenland

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Originally published in 1940, this book, together with its companion volume The Draining of the Fens, constitutes an attempt to outline the changing conditions of a fascinating region. The text is ambitious in scope, reflecting the author's position as a historical geographer, and covers a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from geology to socio-economic analysis. Numerous illustrative figures are contained, including maps, diagrams and photographs of the area, and a bibliography is also provided. ...

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Overview

Originally published in 1940, this book, together with its companion volume The Draining of the Fens, constitutes an attempt to outline the changing conditions of a fascinating region. The text is ambitious in scope, reflecting the author's position as a historical geographer, and covers a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from geology to socio-economic analysis. Numerous illustrative figures are contained, including maps, diagrams and photographs of the area, and a bibliography is also provided. Detailed, yet highly readable, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Fenland history and historical geography in general.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107614987
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface; Preface; List of maps and diagrams; List of plates; Part I. Introduction: The Pre-Domesday Fenland: 1. Note on Roman literary evidence; Part II. Occupations: 2. Marsh production; 3. Agricultural activity; 4. Meadow, pasture and turbary; 5. Note on the Crowland siputes; Part III. Communications: 6. Fen waterways; 7. Fen causeways; Part IV. The Changing Prosperity of the Fenland: 8. Domesday statistics; 9. Fourteenth-century statistics; 10. Two hundred and fifty years' change; 11. The social consequences of Fen economy; Part V. The Care of Banks and Channels: 12. Complaints and disputes; 13. The commission of sewers; 14. The fifteenth century; Sources and bibliography; Appendix: report of a commission of sewers held at Wisbech in 1438; Index.

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