Medieval Towns

The Archaeology of British Towns in Their European Setting

Author: John Schofield,A. G. Vince

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826460028

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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"Though the book is primarily about medieval towns in Britain, many parallels are drawn with contemporary towns and cities all over Europe, from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy. It is written in the belief that medieval urban archaeology should be a Europe-wide study, as are the fields of architecture and urban history."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher Gerrard,Alejandra Gutiérrez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191062111

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions from Parliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science, standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.
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Castles and Landscapes

Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England

Author: O. H. Creighton

Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 9781904768678

Category: History

Page: 270

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Castles were among the most dominant features of the medieval landscape and many remain impressive structures to the present day. This paperback edition of a book first published in hardback in 2002 is a fascinating and provocative study which looks at castles in a new light, using the theories and methods of landscape studies. For the first time castles are examined not as an isolated phenomenon, but in relation to their surrounding human as well as physical landscapes. Taking a thematic approach, the study examines a broad range of evidence - archaeological, documentary and topographical - to put castles back into the medieval landscape and assess their contribution to its evolution. Far more than simply a book about castles, this is a study of the impact of power and authority on the landscape. O.H. Creighton is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He is the author (with R.A. Higham) of Medieval Castles (Shire, 2003).
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Background to Archaeology

Britain in Its European Setting

Author: Desmond Collins

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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A concise, clearly written introduction to the early past of Britain and Europe from the beginnings up to the twelfth century AD, which presents archaeological research in a readily understandable form. Written, and originally published in 1973, for readers with no specialist knowledge or the subject, a major virtue of this book is the way in which it brings into focus all the separate strands of evidence to present a coherent narrative development. The account starts with a brief survey of human evolution and a consideration of the evidence of tool-making in the Old Stone Age. It goes on to describe the origins and spread of farming and the subsequent development of metallurgy and full urban civilization and the contribution made by the urban civilization of Rome to the development of Europe. It looks at the Migration Period through to the reestablishment of urban culture in northern Europe concluding with a brief description of conditions in the twelfth century.
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The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe

Author: Adriaan Verhulst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469098

Category: History

Page: 174

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A concise study of large time frame (fourth-twelfth centuries) charting the growth and development of cities in north-west Europe.
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Siedlungsforschung

Archäologie, Geschichte, Geographie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

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Medieval Town Walls

An Archaeology and Social History of Urban Defence

Author: Oliver Hamilton Creighton,Robert Higham

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752414454

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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The study of urban town walls has, for too long, been in the shadow of more glamorous and photogenic architectural monuments such as castles, cathedrals and palaces. This book seeks to redress this by bringing town walls to the forefront of discussion. In looking at town walls in England and Wales from the Norman Conquest to the English Civil Wars, the authors explore the development of town walls, their function, social value and significance. Exploiting a wide range of sources, including archaeology, topography, cartography, documentary and pictorial evidence, the book discusses and describes the walls of both large and small towns, including those where much and little is preserved above ground: Canterbury, Chester, Southampton, York, Norwich, Brecon, Coventry, Ludlow and Nottingham. The book includes a gazetteer of survivng remains and lots of references to further reading for those wanting to do more detailed research.
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Portraits of the City

Representing Urban Space in Later Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Author: Katrien Lichtert,Jan Dumolyn,Maximiliaan P. J. Martens

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 199

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During the last decades, representations of medieval and early modern urban space have witnessed an increasing popularity as objects of study within the historical disciplines. Scholars with different backgrounds investigate urban landscapes in various forms and using a wide range of media. In general, such 'portraits of the city' cover different types of visual and written documents. The twelve essays gathered in this book all cover specific types of such portraits, ranging from historiographical texts and archival record, over drawings, prints and paintings to maps and real urban architectural settings. Moreover, the interdisciplinary scope results in an ample compilation of various innovative methodologies, currently applied in the fields of study and disciplines addressed in the book. 'Portraits of the City' provides a representative overview of the current state of knowledge and is in this way a relevant contribution to the international debate on representations of the city.
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The Jews in Medieval Britain

Historical, Literary, and Archaeological Perspectives

Author: Patricia Skinner

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159317

Category: History

Page: 175

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Accounts of specific communities and themes build to a comprehensive picture of Jews in England C11 - C13.
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ANTIQUITY

Author: MARTIN CARVER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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An Archaeology of Trade in Middle Saxon England

Author: John Naylor

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781841716473

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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This book provides a regional component to the study of the early medieval economy (Middle Saxon England) and re-assesses trade during the period. It looks at the archaeology of trade in middle Saxon eastern England, based around the regional analysis of a range of data intended to reflect different aspects of the Anglo-Saxon economy.
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Historic Dunbar

Archaeology and Development

Author: Elizabeth Patricia Dennison,Simon Stronach,Russel Coleman

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: 9781902771526

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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Part of the Scottish Burgh Survey, this book provides an accessible and broad-ranging synthesis of existing knowledge on historic Dunbar, as well as offering conservation guidance for future development. Dunbar's rich past is reflected in the diversity of its surviving archaeology - prehistoric enclosures to the south of the town, Iron Age and Anglian settlement in Castle Park, the medieval castle, its friary, tolbooth, parish church, as well as later buildings such as the Belhaven Brewery and the harbour warehouses. The authors look at the archaeological potential of key sites in the town, to direct more detailed research and further the conservation of Dunbar's heritage.
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Making a Christian Landscape

The Countryside in Early Medieval Cornwall, Devon and Wessex

Author: Dr. Sam Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859897747

Category: History

Page: 218

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Sam Turner’s important new interpretation of early medieval patterns of landscape development traces landscape change in the South West from the introduction of Christianity to the Norman Conquest (AD c. 450–1070). It stresses the significance of political and religious ideology in both the ‘Celtic’ west (especially Cornwall) and the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ east (especially the Wessex counties of Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset). Using innovative new research methods, and making use of archaeology, place-name evidence, historical sources and land-use patterns, it challenges previous work on the subject by suggesting that the two regions have much in common. Using modern mapping techniques to explore land-use trends, Turner advances a new model for the evolution of ecclesiastical institutions in south-west England. He shows that the early development of Christianity had an impact on the countryside that remains visible in the landscape we see today. Accessibly written with a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, the book will appeal to both veterans and newcomers to landscape archaeology.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Urban archaeology in Britain

Author: John Schofield,Roger Leech

Publisher: Council for British Archaeology(GB)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 234

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"Almost the richest city"

Bristol in the middle ages

Author: Laurence Keen

Publisher: Maney Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 117

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Almost the richest city of all in the country with a harbour for a thousand ships may well be an exaggerated description of Bristol by the writer Gesta Stephani but it sums up the twelfth-century view of the city as second to London in status with an important international port, producing wealth that directly influenced the art and architecture of the city throughout the Middle Ages. Bristol, according to Sir Nikolaus Pevsner 'shortly before 1300suddenly jumped onto the front rank of English and indeed European architecture', with the early eastern arm of the abbey church being 'superior to anything else built in England and indeed Europe at the same time'. The abbey church alone would have been sufficient reason for holding a conference in Bristol, but St Mary Redcliffe and the other parish churches, together with many other aspects of the city's medieval art and archaeology, provided justification for arranging a conference in the city in July 1996. The articles in this volume were delivered as lectures during that conference. These studies explore the international trade of Bristol and its documentary and archaeological evidence, and offer a radical new interpretation for its early development. Architectural studies provide fresh insight into the links between the Elder Lady Chapel of the abbey and Wells Cathedral, a re-evaluation of the eastern arm of the abbey, setting it into a regional context and revising its international importance and prodigy status, and a new study of St Mary Redcliffe, which assesses the contribution of the Canynges family and clarifies the reconstruction of the church in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Other important articles examine the 'Harrowing of Hell' relief, mesericords and the Lady Chapel glass in the cathedral, the monumental effigies of Bristol and the early sixteeth-century paintings in St Mark's hospital. Of additional interest is the first modern appraisal of the Roman mosaic from Newton St Loe, in the care of the City Museum:fragments of the pavement were especially displayed in the Museum for the conference. The volume provides a much needed assessment of Bristol's artistic and architectural status and its historical and archaeological importance.
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