Kingdom, Civitas, and County

The Evolution of Territorial Identity in the English Landscape

Author: Stephen Rippon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191077275

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

View: 1031

This book explores the development of territorial identity in the late prehistoric, Roman, and early medieval periods. Over the course of the Iron Age, a series of marked regional variations in material culture and landscape character emerged across eastern England that reflect the development of discrete zones of social and economic interaction. The boundaries between these zones appear to have run through sparsely settled areas of the landscape on high ground, and corresponded to a series of kingdoms that emerged during the Late Iron Age. In eastern England at least, these pre-Roman socio-economic territories appear to have survived throughout the Roman period despite a trend towards cultural homogenization brought about by Romanization. Although there is no direct evidence for the relationship between these socio-economic zones and the Roman administrative territories known as civitates, they probably corresponded very closely. The fifth century saw some Anglo-Saxon immigration but whereas in East Anglia these communities spread out across much of the landscape, in the Northern Thames Basin they appear to have been restricted to certain coastal and estuarine districts. The remaining areas continued to be occupied by a substantial native British population, including much of the East Saxon kingdom (very little of which appears to have been 'Saxon'). By the sixth century a series of regionally distinct identities - that can be regarded as separate ethnic groups - had developed which corresponded very closely to those that had emerged during the late prehistoric and Roman periods. These ancient regional identities survived through to the Viking incursions, whereafter they were swept away following the English re-conquest and replaced with the counties with which we are familiar today.

The House At Pooh Corner Deluxe Edition

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9647

This deluxe edition of The House At Pooh Corner is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work and a stunning companion to the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

Exploring Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321913

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 2338

A comprehensive guide to exciting ways of seeing the most beautiful and interesting parts of the British countryside. Maps of each region's most picturesque walks and drives are provided, along with lists of local activities and attractions not to be missed. Illustrations.

The Hidden Places of England

Author: Barbara Vesey

Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781902007434

Category: England

Page: 844

View: 7627

An easy to use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information and by its concentration on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while, of course, covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers .

Networks & Neighbours

Vol. 2.1: Comparisons and Correlations

Author: N.A

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 0615995381

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 1230

Networks and Neighbours is a refereed and peer-reviewed open-access, online journal concerned with varying types of inter-connectivity in the Early Middle Ages. Published biannually (July and January), the journal collects exceptional pieces of work by both postgraduate students and established academics with an aim to promote the study of how people and communities interacted within and without their own world and localities in the Early Middle Ages. Issue 2.1 (Jan. 2014) is devoted to the topic "Comparisons and Correlations": Reading beyond borders is, in theory, a methodology admired by early medieval scholars and considered when performing research, but to what extent, we ask, is comparative history a reality in early medieval scholarship? Furthermore, should we pursue this line of thinking, reading, writing and teaching? What are the potential benefits structurally? What new historical representations will emerge from a sustained, earnest attempt at comparing the physical artifacts, mental archaeology and socio-/geographical landscapes of early medieval minds, places, connections and/or neighbourhoods?

Wild Guide

Devon, Cornwall and South West

Author: Daniel Start,Tania Pascoe

Publisher: Wild Guides

ISBN: 9780957157323

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 256

View: 4022

In this book readers are taken to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries

Wild Guide

Around London and South East England

Author: Daniel Start,Lucy Grewcock,Elsa Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636008


Page: 256

View: 1325

Following the success of the 'Wild Swimming' titles, the adventure continues. In this book, Daniel Start takes readers to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries.

Ancient Britain

Author: Mr James Dyer,James Dyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745958

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5650

This book is for anyone starting out to understand the prehistoric life of Britain from the first human occupation 450,000 years ago, until the Roman conquest in AD 43. James Dyer here succeeds in bringing to life a thriving picture of the people and customs of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, based on the sometimes sparse clues presented by prehistoric archaeological sites across Britain. For many readers, Ancient Britain will provide the first chance to get to grips with the present state of our knowledge of prehistoric agriculture, settlement, trade and ritual. The rise of power, with the development of a class system at the hands of the first metal users, is charted through to the growth of wealth and the emergence of a warlike and advanced Iron Age society - a society that was nonetheless unable to withstand the might of Rome. With over 130 illustrations and photographs, including a number of specially drawn reconstructions, this highly visual book is an ideal primer for all students of prehistory and all those who are simply interested in the subject.

Thomas Hardy's Pastoral

An Unkindly May

Author: Indy Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

View: 9402

This book reads Hardy's poetry of the rural as deeply rooted in the historical tradition of the pastoral mode even as it complicates and extends it. It shows that in addition to reinstating the original tensions of classical pastoral, Hardy dramatizes a heightened awareness of complex communities and the relations of class, labour, and gender.

Lost Lanes

Short Jaunts and Epic Excursions by Bike in Southern England

Author: Jack Thurston

Publisher: Wild Things

ISBN: 9780957157316

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 256

View: 5089

Jack Thurston, presenter of the 'Bike Show', takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of southern England.