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

View: 5848


"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.

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

View: 695


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.

The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe

Author: Adriaan Verhulst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469098

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 6612


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

Castles and Landscapes

Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England

Author: O. H. Creighton

Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 9781904768678

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 2902


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).


The Making of a City 1068-1350

Author: Sarah Rees Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019820194X

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 3227


This volume is a study of the development of the city of York as a place and as a community between 1068 and 1350.

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

View: 2479


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.

Archaeology of Medieval Europe

Author: James Graham-Campbell,Magdalena Valor

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788779342903

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 1215


Intends to enable readers to track the development of different cultures, and of regional characteristics, throughout the full extent of medieval Catholic Europe. Revealing shared contexts and technological developments, this work also provides the opportunity for demonstrating the differences that were inevitably present across the Continent.

The Jews in Medieval Britain

Historical, Literary, and Archaeological Perspectives

Author: Patricia Skinner

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159317

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 8846


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

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


Category: History

Page: 199

View: 7900


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.

An Archaeology of Trade in Middle Saxon England

Author: John Naylor

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781841716473

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 4697


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.