Place-names in the Landscape

Author: Margaret Gelling

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781842122648

Category: History

Page: 326

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The definitive study of British place-names by which Margeret Gelling rediscovers a past missing from the history books: invasions, the movements of whole peoples, the changing uses of land: ever place tells its own story.
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Inhabiting the Landscape

Place, Custom and Memory, 1500-1800

Author: Nicola Whyte

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 190968628X

Category: History

Page: 200

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The discipline of landscape history has recently taken a new turn: away from the analysis of past land use and environments towards an understanding of landscape as a social construct. This book is a significant step along this exciting new road. Focusing on Norfolk in the post-medieval centuries, Nicola Whyte recaptures the essential character of ordinary people's experience of landscape. She shows how perceptions were deeply rooted in the comprehension of material antiquities, the annual round of work, public events and religious ritual, and the complex web of rights and jurisdictions mapped out in the fields. People valued and gave meaning to the landscape for a wide range of reasons, many of them unconnected with the economic potential of the land. Landscape features outside the confines of the church and the graveyard - pilgrimage routes, crosses, wells and springs - played an important part in the ideological shift of the Reformation. Parish boundaries, and in particular the annual ritual of 'beating the bounds' at Rogationtide, reveal much about the shifting pattern of local allegiances and competition over resources. Places of execution and the graves of suicides were 'mneumonic spectacles' defining both geographical and behavioural limits. The local history of enclosure and rights to commons is the story of nascent capitalism in rural England, a clash of values between modern productivity and ancient tradition that involved the reinterpretation and renegotiation of the past. Informed by the latest archaeological theory, this book shows how landscape development was a dynamic, experiential process, in which world-views changed as well as woods, hedges and fields.
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Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD

Author: John T. Baker

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781902806532

Category: History

Page: 303

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This comparison of the archaeological evidence from the fourth to seventh centuries AD in the Chilterns and Essex regions focuses on the considerable body of place–name data from the area. The counties of Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex, and parts of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire are included.
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Aboriginal Placenames

Naming and Re-naming the Australian Landscape

Author: Luise Hercus,Harold Koch

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921666099

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Aboriginal approaches to the naming of places across Australia differ radically from the official introduced Anglo-Australian system. However, many of these earlier names have been incorporated into contemporary nomenclature, with considerable reinterpretations of their function and form. Recently, state jurisdictions have encouraged the adoption of a greater number of Indigenous names, sometimes alongside the accepted Anglo-Australian terms, around Sydney Harbour, for example. In some cases, the use of an introduced name, such as Gove, has been contested by local Indigenous people. The 19 studies brought together in this book present an overview of current issues involving Indigenous placenames across the whole of Australia, drawing on the disciplines of geography, linguistics, history, and anthropology. They include meticulous studies of historical records, and perspectives stemming from contemporary Indigenous communities. The book includes a wealth of documentary information on some 400 specific placenames, including those of Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, western Victoria, the Lake Eyre district, the Victoria River District, and southwestern Cape York Peninsula.
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Thorps in a Changing Landscape

Author: Paul Cullen,Richard Jones,David Parsons

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1907396241

Category: History

Page: 192

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Considering the minor settlements of England's Danelaw--villages known as thorps or throps--this history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking place in the English landscape between AD 850 and 1250. The integral role of thorps in revolutionizing agricultural practice at that time is thoroughly analyzed.
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The Landscape of Britain

Author: Dr Michael Reed *Nfa*,Michael Reed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134728042

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Tourism, Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region

Author: Recep Efe,Münir Öztürk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443868000

Category: Science

Page: 470

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As humans we have stewardship over the environment. Man’s dominion does not mean a license to abuse, spoil, squander or destroy. Future cultures will be able to reach their potential only if this generation remembers that sustainable land use is a combination of economics, ecology and social justice. Our ancestors survived due to an innate sense of “oneness” whereby they helped each other. For them everything was “holy”. Sustaining desired ecological, economic, and social conditions in the system is a big challenge, but not an impossible task. This book presents chapters by scientists from different disciplines from the Mediterranean Basin and its environs. It presents updated information and highlights the way forward for the fields of economy, environment and ecology, making this book a very useful source for people working in these different disciplines. Contributions have been prepared by experts in these respective fields. The book also brings to the fore important future tasks for these particular disciplines, and provides up-to-date references, tables and figures illustrating research findings. As such, this volume is a must-read for students, researchers and professionals in environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, geography and other related fields.
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