The Lost Villages of England

The Lost Villages of England

by Maurice W. Beresford, M. W. Beresford
     
 

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This unique and pioneering study locates the sites of England's "lost" villages, describing the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included. together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages plus a gazetteer listing the villages by county. An

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This unique and pioneering study locates the sites of England's "lost" villages, describing the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included. together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages plus a gazetteer listing the villages by county. An essential guide for all local historians and students of the medieval and early modern periods.

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Beresford (economic history, U. of Leeds) locates the sites of villages that have not survived the centuries, describes the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. He includes aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites, maps showing local distributions of lost villages, and a gazetteer listing them by county. The original 1954 publication by Lutterworth was a controversial pioneer in the field, and was reprinted by Sutton in 1983; the present edition includes a new preface and a long essay on the course of the field during the lifetime of the book. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750918480
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
History Handbooks Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
445
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.27(d)

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