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Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500 : Volume 2, East Anglia, Central England and Wales - Anthony Emery

Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500

Volume 2, East Anglia, Central England and Wales

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Published: 25th May 2000
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Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500 is the first survey of its kind for over 150 years, the three volumes offering an up-to-date assessment of nearly 700 houses and a synthesis of current knowledge and research. This second volume, covering central England and Wales, is divided into five geographical regions. Each of the four English regions is supported by historical and architectural introductions, and by a thought-provoking essay stimulated by a key building in the region. The fifth section, on Wales, is the first overview devoted solely to medieval Welsh houses. The text is complemented by hundreds of illustrations - plans and maps, early engravings, and photographs showing the present condition of almost every house discussed. Many traditional assumptions are challenged on well-known buildings, making this volume - and the survey as a whole - essential reading for anyone interested in medieval English and Welsh history and culture.

'The book is scholarly and based on wide interdisciplinary reading and architectural knowledge of medieval and subsequent socio-architectural developments ... His achievement in satisfying both professionals and amateurs is unquestionable.' English Historical Review 'Its inestimable value is the impressive range of entries, some 230 for England ... these make it the first port of call for any study of the period.' Archaeological Journal 'There is no doubt that Emery's three-volume series will become classic reference work for all those interested in high-status medieval domestic architecture. It fills an important gap in the market, combining the sound, empirical study of medieval buildings with an awareness of their social meaning in the past.' Medieval Archaeology '... it is a stunning achievement ... if the later middle ages ceases to be 'the most neglected period in English art history', Emery's labours will have made a significant contribution.' Midland History '... a welcome addition to the bookshelves and libraries of interested amateurs and academics alike ... There is no doubt that Emery's three-volume series will become a classic reference work for all those interested in high-status medieval domestic architecture. It fills an important gap in the market, combining the sound, empirical study of medieval study of medieval buildings with an awareness of their social meaning in the past.' Medieval Archaeology

East Anglia
East Anglia: historical background
East Anglia: architectural introduction
Monastic residential survivals
East Anglia: bibliography
East Anglia: survey
Appendices 1 and 2
East Midlands
East Midlands: historical background
East Midlands: architectural introduction
Politics, society, and defensive tower-houses in fifteenth-century England
East Midlands: bibliography
East Midlands: survey
Appendices 3 and 4
Central Midlands
Central Midlands: historical background
Central Midlands: architectural introduction
Residential tower-houses in fifteenth-century England
Central Midlands: bibliography
Central Midlands: survey. Appendices 5 and 6
West Midlands and Borderland with Wales
West Midlands and Borderland with Wales: historical background
West Midlands and Borderland with Wales: architectural introduction
The aristocracy: palace-fortresses and trophy houses
West Midlands and Borderland with Wales: bibliography
West Midlands and Borderland with Wales: survey
Appendices 7 and 8
Wales
The Welsh landscape and its medieval development
Royal residences
Baronial and other castles
Episcopal residences
Fortified and tower houses
Native houses in north Wales and the borderland
Anglo-Plantagenet houses in south Wales
Further aspects of residential occupation
Wales: bibliography
Appendix 9
List of plates
List of figures
Index
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ISBN: 9780521581318
ISBN-10: 0521581311
Series: Greater Medieval Houses : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 742
Published: 25th May 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.9  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 2.04