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The Harvest of the Hills - Rural Life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400 - 1700

£32.99

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This illustrated environmental history of rural life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders in the late medieval and early modern periods explores the relationship between society and the environment - the ways in which humans responded to and used the environment in which they lived. The author uses the orders and bye-laws made by manorial courts to build up a picture of how pastoral society in the Pennine, Lake District and Border hills husbanded the resources of the uplands. It offers an upland, pastoral paradigm of land use, the management of common land, and the transition from medieval to early-modern farming systems to balance the extensive literature on the agrarian history of the lowlands. The geographical scope of the book includes the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, the Border hills, the North Pennines and the Forest of Bowland. Through a lively text and carefully selected illustrations the author captures the distinctive local culture of traditional pastoral communities in these much visited areas of Britain.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Winchester, Angus JL
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.75" by 7.5"
Edition:
Reprint, 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853312398
ISBN-13:
9781853312397
Number of pages:
194
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
The Harvest of the Hills - Rural Life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400 - 1700

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This illustrated environmental history of rural life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders in the late medieval and early modern periods explores the relationship between society and the environment - the ways in which humans responded to and used the environment in which they lived. The author uses the orders and bye-laws made by manorial courts to build up a picture of how pastoral society in the Pennine, Lake District and Border hills husbanded the resources of the uplands. It offers an upland, pastoral paradigm of land use, the management of common land, and the transition from medieval to early-modern farming systems to balance the extensive literature on the agrarian history of the lowlands. The geographical scope of the book includes the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, the Border hills, the North Pennines and the Forest of Bowland. Through a lively text and carefully selected illustrations the author captures the distinctive local culture of traditional pastoral communities in these much visited areas of Britain.

This book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Winchester, Angus JL
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.75" by 7.5"
Edition:
Reprint, 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853312398
ISBN-13:
9781853312397
Number of pages:
194
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
The Harvest of the Hills - Rural Life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400 - 1700

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