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New York, New York, U.S.A. 1994 Paperback First American Edition Very Good/Not Issued 4to-over 9?"-12" tall 0719031605 World History 241 pages including index. The orgins of ... Cheshire. This book, which includes 60 line drawings and aerial photographs, tells the exciting story of the birth of the shire, from the Iron tribe of the Cornovii to the powerful Earldom of Chester in the 12th century. N.J. Higham shows how the origins of Cheshire can be traced back to the early territorial organization of the region. Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719031601
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Origins of the Shire Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
List of plates
List of abbreviations
General Editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Structure and prehistory 1
Landform and landscape 4
The impact of man 15
2 Colonialism and community: The Romans in the north-west Midlands 30
Tribes and territories 30
Chester and the organisation of Roman Cheshire 36
The hinterland of Chester 40
Communications, settlement and land use 45
3 The aftermath of Empire 60
Late Roman Cheshire 61
Tribal society after Rome 64
The Wrocen saete, Powys and Anglo-Saxon England 68
Culture and ethnicity 77
4 Politics and the shire 98
The Mercian take-over 98
Mercian Cheshire 102
Cheshire and the Vikings 104
The shiring of Cheshire 114
An English shire 121
5 The territorial organisation of Cheshire 126
Western and southern Cheshire 128
Central and Eastern Cheshire 146
Tunendune Hundred 155
Eastern Cheshire 160
Hamestan Hundred 171
6 Saxon Cheshire and the Normans 182
Late Saxon Cheshire 182
Earl Edwin's Cheshire 191
Settlement and land use 202
Focus and continuity 208
7 Postscript 211
References 215
Index 232
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