Non-Fiction / Agriculture, Conservation, Countryside. / The Making of the English Landscape by WG Hoskins WG Hoskins Book Club Associates 1977: black cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: decorative dust jacket: approximately 14 x 23 cm tall: 326 pages including index: 82 black and white photographic illustrations: 17 black and white maps. Synopsis : A scholarly description of the historical evolution of the English landscape from pre-Roman times including the influences of Saxon settlements, the colonisation of mediaeval England, the effects of the Black Death, the development of the countryside under the Tudors and Georges, and the consequences of the Industrial Revolution. Contents arranged as follows:  Introduction. Part One: The Landscape before the English Settlement (The Pre-Roman Landscape. Western Farmsteads and Fields. Roman Britain.) Part Two: The English Settlement (Villages and Their Fields. Hamlets. The Shape of Villages. Some Anglo-Saxon Estate Boundaries. The Scandinavian Settlement.) Part Three: The Colonisation of Mediaeval England (The Landscape in 1086. The Clearing of the Woodlands. Marsh, Fen and Moor. Buildings in the Landscape.) Part Four: The Black Death And After. (The Abandonment of Villages. New Colonisation. New Buildings.) Part Five: Tudor to Georgian England (The Landscape in 1500. The Enclosure of the Midland Fields. The Flowering of Rural England. Country Houses and Parks.) Part Six: Parliamentary Enclosure and the Landscape. (The Extent of the Enclosure. The Date of Parliamentary Enclosure. The New Landscape. The Fields. Hedgerows and Trees. Roads. Farmhouses.) Part Seven: The Industrial Revolution and the Landscape. (The Early Industrial Landscape. Waterpower and the Early Mills. Steam Power and Slums.) Part Eight: Roads, Canals and Railways. (Roads. Canals. Railways.) Part Nine: The Landscape of Towns. (The Planned  Town. The Open- Field Town. The Markets Town.) Part Ten: the Landscape Today. Condition: Two small repairs and some rubbing to dust jacket edges: slight edge discolouration to endpapers: overall clean, firm, and good used books
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  • Book Title: The Making of the English Landscape
  • Author: WG Hoskins
  • ISBN: MWOO88888
  • Publisher: Book Club Associates
  • Year Published: 1977
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