The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales 1595-1918

A Cartographic Analysis and Electronic Catalogue

Author: Roger J. P. Kain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 161

This book offers the first comprehensive study of the enclosure mapping of England and Wales. The authors assess the processes of land enclosure, the role of maps, the mapping of each county and the cartographic characteristics of all the maps across both space and time. The book is accompanied by an electronic catalogue of all the extant parliamentary and non-parliamentary enclosure maps of England and Wales and serves as an essential research tool for economic, social and local historians as well as for geographers, lawyers and planners.

Tracing Your Ancestors' Parish Records

A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Author: Stuart A Raymond

Publisher: Pen and Sword


Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 167

Parish records are essential sources for family and local historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is an invaluable guide to them. He explores and explains the fascinating and varied historical and personal information they contain. His is the first thoroughgoing survey of these resources to be published for over three decades. ??In a concise, easy-to-follow text he describes where these important records can be found and demonstrates how they can be used. Records relating to the poor laws, apprentices, the church, tithes, enclosures and charities are all covered. The emphasis throughout is on understanding their original purpose and on revealing how relevant they are for researchers today. ??Compelling insights into individual lives and communities in the past can be gleaned from them, and they are especially useful when they are combined with other major sources, such as the census.??Your Ancestors' Parish Records is an excellent introduction to this key area of family and local history research Ð it is a book that all family and local historians should have on their shelf.

Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Author: Stephen Rippon

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: History

Page: 396

View: 611

This volume explores how the archaeologist or historian can understand variations in landscapes. Making use of a wide range of sources and techniques, including archaeological material, documentary sources, and maps, Rippon illustrates how local and regional variations in the 'historic landscape' can be understood.

Assembling Enclosure

Transformations in the Rural Landscape of Post-Medieval North-East England

Author: Ronan O'Donnell

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press


Category: History

Page: 192

View: 486

The landscape history of North-East England has not been studied as much as other parts of the country. This book begins to fill this gap by utilizing Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to re-assess the familiar topics of enclosure and improvement. It reveals the contribution of local 'actors' – including landowners, tenants and the landscape itself – to these 'processes'. In so doing it transforms our understanding of the way in which the landscape of Northumberland was created during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and carries wider implications for how we might approach enclosure in other parts of the country.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives

The Website and Beyond

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives UK


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 566

View: 701

The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Author: David Hey

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 661

View: 446

This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. This edition advises how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available.

The Family Tree Detective

Tracing Your Ancestors in England and Wales

Author: Colin Rogers



Category: History

Page: 310

View: 813

Offers guidance both to newcomers and to the more experienced, on how to make best use of the labyrinth of genealogical sources in England and Wales. This book takes into account changes to the civil registration system. It includes bibliography for those who discover that their ancestors migrated from other countries.

British Librarianship and Information Work 2001-2005

Author: J. H. Bowman

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 554

View: 396

This important reference volume covers developments in all aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years an

Forests and Chases of England and Wales C.1500 to C.1850

Towards a Survey & Analysis

Author: John Langton

Publisher: St Johns College


Category: History

Page: 118

View: 540

Forests and chases were bounded areas where a legal regime separate from the Common Law protected royal and aristocratic hunting proveleges and commoners' rights. Their survival and their history after the Middle Ages is little recorded, yet forest law and customs continued into Victoria's reign, and some still do. In this volume, historians, geographers, ecologists, archaeologists and environmental managers investigate the survival of forests and how they may best be managed in today's world.

From Trackways to Motorways

5000 Years of Highway History

Author: Hugh E. H. Davies

Publisher: Npi Media Group


Category: Roads

Page: 192

View: 206

Shows how since Neolithic times, road-makers have tried to meet the needs and demands of travellers. This work examines such topics as the structure and gradient of roads and the provision of bridges and drainage, showing how each influences the quality of travel.

Landscape History

Journal of the Society for Landscape Studies




Category: Human geography


View: 443

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny



Category: American literature


View: 350

Landmarks and socio-economic systems

proceedings of Le Mans COST conference

Author: Rita Compatangelo

Publisher: PU Rennes


Category: Archéologie du paysage - Europe - Congrès

Page: 286

View: 374

Depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'au XIXe s, les paysages européens ont connu différentes formes de marquage territorial en fonction des époques et des secteurs géographiques : celles-ci sont l'expression des contraintes du milieu naturel, mais elles sont également le produit de systèmes socio-économiques différents qui emploient des marqueurs spécifiques. Après un demi-siècle de transformation par les grandes infrastructures, les aménagements planifiés et la diffusion de formes industrialisées de construction, émergent de nouvelles préoccupations autour d'un paysage conçu comme bien commun des sociétés. Cette problématique générale, développée au sein de l'Action Européenne COST A27, constitue l'objet de cet ouvrage, qui reproduit les actes du Colloque " Marqueur des paysages et systèmes socio-économiques : de la construction des paysages préindustriels à leur perception par les sociétés, contemporaines " tenu au Mans en décembre 2006. Dans les deux premières parties, les éditeurs ont opté pour une présentation thématique et descriptive des marqueurs paysagers en deux grandes catégories : d'un côté les éléments à forte valeur symbolique ou socio-économique (simples bornes, tombes et lieux de cultes, établissements agricoles...), de l'autre les réseaux linéaires et les ensembles culturaux aménagés (réseaux routiers, centuriation romaine, cultures en terrasses, systèmes d'irrigation...). Les articles qui composent la troisième partie, consacrée à l'histoire des paysages de l'Europe du nord-ouest et à leur devenir dans la société du XXIe siècle, se proposent enfin d'amener les lecteurs à s'interroger sur le rôle que les marqueurs pré-industriels peuvent encore jouer dans les sociétés contemporaines en prenant en compte leur perception par les communautés locales, régionales, voire nationales.

Crisis in early modern Europe

Author: Monika Hagenmaier

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: Crisis management

Page: 397

View: 770

Fur die Erforschung des 17. Jahrhunderts ist der Begriff -Krise- langst zu einer festen Grosse geworden. Davon ausgehend wendet die Festschrift fur Hans-Christoph Rublack, Professor an der Universitat Tubingen, das Interpretament -Krise- auf den gesamten Bereich der Fruhen Neuzeit an. In 23 Originalbeitragen von Historikern und Theologen aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Grossbritannien, Irland, Frankreich und den USA wird das Thema Krisenbewusstsein und Krisenbewaltigung unter den Aspekten theoretische Ansatze, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kirche, Praxis Pietatis, Publizistik, Geschichtsdeutung und Gesellschaft beleuchtet. Speziell durch seine internationale und interdisziplinare Ausrichtung gibt der Sammelband wichtige Impulse fur die Diskussion um das Thema -Krise- in der Geschichtswissenschaft."

Books in Print




Category: American literature


View: 830

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Maps for Historians

Author: Brian Paul Hindle



Category: Cartography

Page: 148

View: 931

Old maps provide a rich source of information for all those interested in their local history and they are also a popular field for collectors. Dr. Hindle's describes the different types of map produced, explains what they were intended to show and where to find them.