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Manors and Maps in Rural England, from the Tenth Century to the Seventeenth (Hardback)

P. D. A. Harvey

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ISBN 10: 140940241X / ISBN 13: 9781409402411
Edité par Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. P.D.A. Harvey is a historian of medieval rural England with a wide interest in the history of cartography; this collection of his essays brings together both these strands. It first looks at the English countryside from the 10th century to the 15th, investigating problems in particular documents, in the village community and in underlying long-term changes. How landlords drew profits from their property in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, how and why there followed changes in the way landed estates were run and in the written records they produced, what new light their personal seals can throw on medieval peasants, are all among the topics discussed, while the local management of large estates and the development of the peasant land market are themes that recur throughout. There follow essays on the way maps were brought into the management of landed estates in the 16th and 17th centuries, starting with the introduction of consistent scale into mapping, a new concept crucially important in the general history of topographical maps. The collection closes by looking at some of the traps that both documents and maps set for the historian of the English countryside. N° de réf. du libraire AA69781409402411

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Titre : Manors and Maps in Rural England, from the ...

Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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P.D.A. Harvey is a historian of medieval rural England with a wide interest in the history of cartography; this collection of his essays brings together both these strands. It first looks at the English countryside from the 10th century to the 15th, investigating problems in particular documents, in the village community and in underlying long-term changes. How landlords drew profits from their property in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, how and why there followed changes in the way landed estates were run and in the written records they produced, what new light their personal seals can throw on medieval peasants, are all among the topics discussed, while the local management of large estates and the development of the peasant land market are themes that recur throughout. There follow essays on the way maps were brought into the management of landed estates in the 16th and 17th centuries, starting with the introduction of consistent scale into mapping, a new concept crucially important in the general history of topographical maps. The collection closes by looking at some of the traps that both documents and maps set for the historian of the English countryside.

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P.D.A. Harvey is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Durham University, UK.

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