The Origins of Hertfordshire

The Origins of Hertfordshire

by Tom Williamson
     
 

"This book examines the history of Hertfordshire from late prehistoric times to the thirteenth century. It looks at the origins of the county and the early evolution of its landscape, and emphasises the surprising extent of continuity in structures of territorial organisation from the Roman period to the time of the Norman Conquest. Both archaeological and documentary…  See more details below

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"This book examines the history of Hertfordshire from late prehistoric times to the thirteenth century. It looks at the origins of the county and the early evolution of its landscape, and emphasises the surprising extent of continuity in structures of territorial organisation from the Roman period to the time of the Norman Conquest. Both archaeological and documentary sources are employed to throw new light on the history of this neglected county." The origins of Hertfordshire will be of considerable interest to anyone with a serious enthusiasm for Hertfordshire and its past, and it is part of the successful Origins of the Shire series.

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Examines the history of Hertfordshire from late prehistoric times to the 13th century. Looks at the origins of the county and the early evolution of its landscape, and emphasizes the surprising extent of continuity in structures of territorial organization from the Roman period to the time of the Norman Conquest. Both archaeological and documentary sources are employed to throw new light on the history of this neglected county. Williamson teaches landscape history at the University of East Anglia. This series shows how individual shires emerged from the various environmental, social, and political circumstances of England's regions in the early Middle Ages. Distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719044915
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Origins of the Shire Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Williamson is a professor of landscape history at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of numerous books, including Shaping Medieval Landscapes, Sutton Hoo and its Landscape: The Context of Monuments, and Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700–1870.

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