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  • Abbeys and Prioriesby Janet Burton; Karen Stober

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 150.00

    A complete illustrated and scholarly guide to the religious houses of medieval Wales, from the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. more...

  • The Countryside Idealby Michael Bunce

    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...

  • Shadow Sitesby Kitty Hauser

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79

    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...

  • Britain's Medieval Castlesby Lise Hull

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 134.00

    The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the... more...

  • Barbarians and Brothersby Wayne E. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.35

    Historian Wayne Lee here presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, including the English Civil War and the American Revolution. He shows that, in the end, the repeated experience of wars with barbarians or brothers created an American culture of war that demands absolute solutions: enemies are either to be incorporated... more...

  • English Traitsby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    It is the land of patriots, martyrs, sages, and bards, and if the ocean out of which it emerged should wash it away, it will be remembered as an island famous for immortal laws, for the announcements of original right which make the stone tables of liberty.'Emerson visited England twice - in 1833 and again in 1847. On his first visit, as a young and... more...

  • Place-names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscapeby Nicholas J. Higham; Martin J. Ryan

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exploration of the landscape of Anglo-Saxon England, particularly through the prism of place-names and what they can reveal. more...