The Making of the English Landscape

Author: W. G. Hoskins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908213105

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 1758

An original and influential history of the English landscape.
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Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500: Volume 3, Southern England

Author: Anthony Emery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449199

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8330

This is the third volume of Anthony Emery's magisterial survey, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500, first published in 2006. Across the three volumes Emery has examined afresh and re-assessed over 750 houses, the first comprehensive review of the subject for 150 years. Covered are the full range of leading homes, from royal and episcopal palaces to manor houses, as well as community buildings such as academic colleges, monastic granges and secular colleges of canons. This volume surveys Southern England and is divided into three regions, each of which includes a separate historical and architectural introduction as well as thematic essays prompted by key buildings. The text is complemented throughout by a wide range of plans and diagrams and a wealth of photographs showing the present condition of almost every house discussed. This is an essential source for anyone interested in the history, architecture and culture of medieval England and Wales.
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Local History in England

Author: W. G. Hoskins,David Hey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871189

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7612

Considered to be the classic introduction to the subject, this third edition has been carefully revised and updated to take account of the developments in the subject, and includes an extensive newly compiled bibliography and twice the number of illustrations as in previous editions.
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The Making of the British Landscape

How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014194336X

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 3273

This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 5069

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.
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Wie Mr. Rosenblum in England sein Glück fand

Author: Natasha Solomons

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644304017

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5515

«Absolut charmant und sehr witzig.» Paul Torday, Autor von «Lachsfischen im Jemen» In dem Moment, als Jack Rosenblum 1937 in Harwich von Bord geht, fasst er einen Entschluss: Als deutscher Jude, der mit seiner Frau aus Berlin fliehen konnte, möchte er so schnell wie möglich ein echter Engländer werden. Und so erstellt er eine Liste: einen leicht verständlichen Führer durch die Sitten und Gebräuche Englands. Fünfzehn Jahre später hat Jack viel erreicht. Nur einen Punkt auf seiner Liste konnte er noch nicht abhaken: Er ist noch nicht Mitglied in einem englischen Golfclub. Und da ihn niemand aufnehmen will, beschließt er, selbst einen Golfplatz zu bauen. Also schleift er seine Frau Sarah in das Herz der englischen Countryside, nach Dorset. Doch hier, im Land der Borstenschweine, Glockenblumen und des Apfelweins, scheint die schwierigste Aufgabe noch vor ihnen zu liegen ... «Eine anrührende und überraschende Lektüre, die glückliche Leser hinterlässt.» Sadie Jones, Autorin von «Der Außenseiter»
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The World of Vikings

Author: Justin Pollard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938922910


Page: 160

View: 1866

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Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Military and Civilian Experience in Britain and Ireland

Author: C. Kennedy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316535

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 5386

The volume explores how the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars were experienced, perceived and narrated by contemporaries in Britain and Ireland, drawing on an extensive range of personal testimonies by soldiers, sailors and civilians to shed new light on the social and cultural history of the period and the history of warfare more broadly.
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Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

Author: Dr Marion Harney

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470067

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 5746

Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century ‘Gothic’ villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read the story of its creator, Horace Walpole. This 'man of taste' created private resonances, pleasure and entertainment - a collusion of the historic, the visual and the sensory. Above all, it expresses the inseparable integration of house and setting, and of the architecture with the collection, all specific to one individual, a unity that is relevant today to all architects, landscape designers and garden and country house enthusiasts. Avoiding the straightforward architectural description of previous texts, this beautifully illustrated book reveals the Gothic villa and associated landscape to be inspired by theories that stimulate 'The Pleasures of the Imagination' articulated in the series of essays by Joseph Addison (1672-1719) published in the Spectator (1712). Linked to this argument, it proposes that the concepts behind the designs for Strawberry Hill are not based around architectural precedent but around eighteenth-century aesthetics theories, antiquarianism and matters of 'Taste'. Using architectural quotations from Gothic tombs, Walpole expresses the mythical idea that it was based on monastic foundations with visual links to significant historical figures and events in English history. The book explains for the first time the reasons for its creation, which have never been adequately explored or fully understood in previous publications. The book develops an argument that Walpole was the first to define theories on Gothic architecture in his Anecdotes of Painting (1762-71). Similarly innovative, The History of the Modern Taste in Gardening (1780) is one of the first to attempt a history and theory of gardening. The research uniquely evaluates how these theories found expression at Strawberry Hill. This reassessment of the villa and its associated landscape reveals that the ensemble is not so much a part of the conventionally-conceived linear progression of eighteenth-century architectural style but, rather, is an original essay in contemporary aesthetics.
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Medieval England

An Aerial Survey

Author: M. W. Beresford,J. K. S. Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521219617

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 2322

This book discusses in detail some aspects of life in medieval England still to be seen in the landscape. The perspective of the air photograph conveys a fresh understanding of the physical setting of medieval society, of the interaction between communities and the land upon which they settled and of the varying pattern of the social and economic fabric of the country.
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Mapping the Wessex Novel

Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826439683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 3429

Considers four regional writers and their complex relationship with concepts of space and place at a time of seismic social change. >
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A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960908X

Category: Reference

Page: 532

View: 1255

Includes a representative selection of some 17,000 major place-names from the whole of the British Isles: England, Scotland and the Scottish islands, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
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The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200

Essays in Honour of Ann Williams

Author: David Roffe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843837943

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3787

The dynamics of medieval societies in England and beyond form the focus of these essays on the Anglo-Norman world.
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Die Rechte des Menschen

Eine Antwort auf Burke's Angriff gegen die französische Revolution u. zugleich eine Kritik des Wesens u. des Werthes der verschied. bestehenden Regierungsformen. Aus dem Englischen. Mit einer Biographie des Verfassers u. einer Vorrede von Friedrich Hecker. [Paine, Thomas]

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A



Page: 368

View: 6127

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Making the Modern Garden

Author: Christopher Bradley-Hole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840007862

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 828

A book on the philosophy and practice of contemporary garden design. An opening chapter, The Poetry, explains how the modern garden has evolved. The book is then split into a series of thematic chapters such as: The Grammar and The Narrative.
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Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 478

Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.
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Map of a Nation

A Biography Of The Ordnance Survey

Author: Rachel Hewitt

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847084524

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5479

Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map – the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey’s history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It’s also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.
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