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- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95
This text has been designed to cover all aspects and phases of the historical geography of England and Wales in a single volume. In its substantially revised and enlarged form, the treatment of standard themes has been completely re-written to take account of recent work and shifts in viewpoint while its overall coverage has been extended to embrace... more...
- National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99
First opened in the 1740s, Stourhead has captivated visitors for centuries - on opening, one magazine even described it as a 'living work of art'. This guidebook shows why, exploring the Palladian mansion, housing a picture collection so large it required a new room to be built, to its world-famous landscape garden, to the 2,000 acres of woodland,... more...
- National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99
From being partly gutted by fire during the Civil War to facing the threat of demolition: although now a beautiful and romantic manor, Oxburgh Hall has a long and often tumultuous history. But this guidebook is not just about a building: it is about the Bedingfeld family, who have lived in and been loyal to Oxburgh since it was first built in 1482.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00
Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body.Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31
There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and... more...
- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 84.99
The image of a medieval castle perched on a hill is a familiar one, but do we really know what castles were for? In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. Going back to the original sources, he proposes a new and more subtle understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95
`God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 179.99
In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations... more...