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The Peopling of Britain : The Shaping of a Human Landscape - Paul Slack

The Peopling of Britain

The Shaping of a Human Landscape

By: Paul Slack (Editor), Ryk Ward (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780198297598
Number Of Pages: 307

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This volume reviews the way in which, over the centuries, the evolving human presence in Britain has shaped the British landscape and how, in turn, the British landscape has moulded the development of British communities. From the beginnings of human settlement Britain has represented a final frontier for successive waves of colonists, each bringing its own set of cultural adaptations and its own ethos into the landscape. Over time both landscape and culture have matured from raw frontier to settled centre, moulded by the advent of agriculture, towns, and industry, and by streams of migration both within Britain and from outside. The chapters in this book - by archaeologists, historians, and geographers - present an interdisciplinary and accessible account of that long process. Together they trace the various phases of the story, showing how much of it has only recently been unearthed, and how much remains to be discovered.

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`...a fine demonstration of the fluxes which enrich the population of this island and have always done so.' Kevin J. Edwards, University of Aberdeen

Paul Slack and R.H. Ward: Introduction Clive Gamble: Early Beginnings Paul Mellars: Homo Sapiens Alasdair Whittle: Advent of Agriculture Barry Cunliffe: Tribes and Empires Heinrich Härke: Saxon Kings and Norse Warriors Richard Smith: Plagues and Populations Tony Wrigley: Country and Town: Farmers, Labourers, Craftsmen, Manufacturers, Merchants Ceri Peach: Empire, the Economy and Industry

ISBN: 9780198297598
ISBN-10: 0198297599
Series: Linacre Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.67