The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England


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Author  Della Hooke
Publisher  Leicester University Press
Publication Date   January 1, 1998
ISBN  071851727X
Pages  256

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The landscapes that surrounded early medieval man, and how he saw and described them, are the subject of this book. The Anglo-Saxon period was one of considerable change in settlement and land-use patterns, but the landscape regions that emerge, documented for the first time in history are still familiar to us today. This volume examines the Anglo-Saxon's view of his natural surroundings and how he utilized the resources available - the cropland, woodland and marginal land of pasture and fen - and how this is reflected in administrative patterns, how it influenced settlement, communications and trade, and moreover influenced the landscape patterns of the following centuries.

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