Shaping Medieval Landscapes: Settlement, Society, Environment

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To explain the rich, complex patterns in the English landscape today, we have to understand how the land was farmed in the medieval period. Some regions had large villages with extensive open fields; others had scattered hamlets and less communal forms of agriculture. These differences are still with us - in the shape of fields, the form of settlement, and the character of hedges and woods. Archaeologists, historians and geographers have long argued about when, why and how these variations developed. In this ...

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Overview

To explain the rich, complex patterns in the English landscape today, we have to understand how the land was farmed in the medieval period. Some regions had large villages with extensive open fields; others had scattered hamlets and less communal forms of agriculture. These differences are still with us - in the shape of fields, the form of settlement, and the character of hedges and woods. Archaeologists, historians and geographers have long argued about when, why and how these variations developed. In this radical and important book Tom Williamson overhauls many of the ideas about how they came about. Some scholars have argued that geographical differences in customs and culture, in the strength of lordship, and in population pressure were involved. Williamson in contrast argues that the overriding determinant was the practicality of working the land. Using a wealth of evidence from the Thames to the Wash, he shows how subtle differences in soils and climate shaped not only the layout of fields and farms, but the very structure of the societies that farmed them. This is a book which puts the environment back where it belongs - at the centre of the historical stage. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English landscape, social and economic history, and the way life was lived in the medieval countryside. 2nd edition with new cover and corrections.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780954557584
  • Publisher: Windgather Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Series: None Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
1 Debating the open fields 1
2 Field and forest 28
3 Champion 62
4 Woodland 91
5 Field and fold 123
6 Plough and furrow 141
7 Meadow and green 160
8 Landscape, society and environment 180
Bibliography 200
Index 210
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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Greta reference - highly recommended

    The author uses various maps, charts, photographs, and other illustrations to explain how important the landscape was to the medieval people of England. I bought this book to use in conjunction with Christopher Daniel's Atlas of Medieval Britain.

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