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The post-Roman evolution of the landscape of coastal east Lincolnshire exhibits regional links from early medieval times in the case of major fen and sea banks, to which can be added local links and actions for bank-building, pasture reclamation, harbours, fisheries, and the impress of local...
The Mughal society had two salient characteristics: it was agrarian and had a complex imperial hunting culture. The enactment of cultivation and the hunt, both vital to the state in different respects, transformed the natural environment of forested spaces which were appropriated for cultivation...
Mature designed landscapes planted c. 1700 are visible on General Roy’s Great Map of Scotland (1747 to 1755). The Scottish formal style, or Scottish Historical Landscape as it is known, was developed by the landscapists Sir William Bruce and Alexander Edward, and by the outstanding designer John...
This paper sets out a history of loch (lake) drainage during the Improvement period in Scotland. A range of case studies are presented that trace the practice from before the eighteenth century through the second half of the nineteenth century. Evidence is presented to suggest that drainage was...
This paper explores the value of landscape and topographical art for understanding contemporary landscapes of the Val d’Aosta, northwest Italy. The region became very popular with British tourists in the early nineteenth century and several amateur and professional artists depicted its...
The dynamics of property regime play a key role in understanding the socio-economic and cultural evolution of the Romanian Principalities during the late Middle Ages. In the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries the main landowners were the boyars (the local elite), the ecclesiastical...
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