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12%OFFTom Williamson - The Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700-1870 (History) - 9780859896344 - V9780859896344
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The Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700-1870 (History)

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Description for The Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700-1870 (History) Paperback. Presents a study in detail of the making of the rural English landscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book approaches the debate from a direction: that of landscape archaeology. It argues that there was not one 'agricultural revolution' but many. Num Pages: 210 pages, 20 halftones and 20 line drawings. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HBJD1; HBLL; HDP; WMD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 243 x 189 x 13. Weight in Grams: 596.
This is the first book to study in detail the making of the rural English landscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For decades historians have debated the nature, timing and even the existence of the 'agricultural revolution'. This book approaches the debate from a new direction: that of landscape archaeology. It argues that there was not one 'agricultural revolution' but many. The enclosure of open fields and the reclamation of heath and downland - spearheaded by aristocratic improvers and large capitalist farmers - mesmerised contemporaries. But most enclosures had little to do with the improvement of arable farming, large ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Liverpool University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Condition
New
Weight
595g
Number of Pages
210
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780859896344
SKU
V9780859896344
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Ref
99-50

About Tom Williamson
Tom Williamson is lecturer in landscape history at the University of East Anglia and has written widely on agricultural history, landscape archaeology and the history of garden design.

Reviews for The Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700-1870 (History)
Williamson is well known for his landscape histories... In The Transformation of Rural England he not only makes good use of his own primary research, but he includes an impressive variety of secondary sources. This makes for a superior reference work, introduction to the topic, and scholarly contribution.... Few historians could pull off a comprehensive survey of he ... Read more

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