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  • The Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeysby Stephen Friar

    The History Press 2007; US$ 22.96

    This companion is lavishly illustrated and has an index, lists of addresses and further reading, making it the complete reference work for anyone interested in abbeys and cathedrals more...

  • Life in Medieval Landscapesby Sam Turner; Bob Silvester

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 30.00

    Life in Medieval Landscapes presents new studies on key themes in the economic and social history of the medieval landscape. The book draws together papers by medieval historians and archaeologists, with contributions by leading scholars in each field. The first part explores the nature of landscape regions in Britain and Ireland. Chapters explore... more...

  • No Fixed Abodeby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating... more...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles Coulson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.25

    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. He demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly military in their function, showing how this was simply one aspect of a more complicated whole. He sets out to recreate the... more...

  • Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Walesby Lise Hull

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts... more...

  • Bury St Edmunds and the Norman Conquestby Tom Licence

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Responses to the impact of the Norman Conquest examined through the wealth of evidence provided by the important abbey of Bury St Edmunds. more...

  • Castell Caerfyrddinby Neil Ludlow; Annes Glynn

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Dyma lyfr sy’n gosod un o gestyll mwyaf pwysig ond lleiaf adnabyddus Cymru yn ôl ym myw hanes Cymru’r Oesoedd Canol. more...

  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... more...

  • The Wild Placesby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys... more...

  • Landscape and Englishnessby David Matless

    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...