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作者 Rippon, Stephen, 1968-
書名 Making sense of an historic landscape / Stephen Rippon
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9780199533787
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DA600 R593 2012    在架上    30530001103365
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  936.235 R593    在架上    30550100526472
版本 1st ed
說明 xvii, 396 p., [8] p. of color plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
附註 "Why is it that in some places around the world communities live in villages, while elsewhere people live in isolated houses scattered across the landscape? How does archaeology analyse the relationship between man and his environment? Making Sense of an Historic Landscape explores why landscapes are so varied and how the landscape archaeologist or historian can understand these differences. Local variation in the character of the countryside provides communities with an important sense of place, and this book suggests that some of these differences can be traced back to prehistory. In his discussion, Rippon makes use of a wide range of sources and techniques, including archaeological material, documentary sources, maps, field- and place-names, and the evidence contained within houses that are still lived in today, to illustrate how local and regional variations in the 'historic landscape' can be understood. Rippon uses the Blackdown Hills in southern England, which marked an important boundary in landscape character from prehistory onwards, as a specific case study to be applied as a model for other landscape areas. Even today the fields, place-names, and styles of domestic architecture are very different either side of the Blackdown Hills, and it is suggested that these differences in landscape character developed because of deep-rooted differences in the nature of society that are found right across southern England. Although focused on the more recent past, the volume also explores the medieval, Roman, and prehistoric periods."--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction -- 2. The physical character of landscape -- 3. 'The most beautiful landskip in the world'? The perceived character of landscape -- 4. Characterizing the cultural landscape: the pattern and language of settlement -- 5. Houses in the landscape -- 6. The character of the fieldscape -- 7. Beyond the morphology of fieldscapes -- 8. Reconstructing early medieval territorial arrangements -- 9. Early folk territories on and around the Blackdown Hills -- 10. People in the landscape: the development of territorial structures in early medieval western Wessex and beyond -- 11. Patterns of land use: documentary evidence and palaeoenvironmental sequences -- 12. Arable cultivation and animal husbandry in the medieval period -- 13. Arable cultivation and animal husbandry in the Roman period -- 14. Regional variation in landscape character during the late prehistoric and Roman periods -- 15. Discussion and conclusions: communities and their landscapes
主題 Landscapes -- England -- West Country
West Country (England) -- Historical geography
Land settlement patterns -- England -- West Country
Land settlement -- England -- West Country -- History
City planning -- England -- West Country -- History
Cities and towns -- England -- West Country
Historic sites -- England -- West Country
England, Southern -- Historical geography
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