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The strategic context of new burhs created by the West Saxon King Edward the Elder in the east and central Midlands, in part documented in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, is examined to determine the ways in which the foundation of these burhs as new fortified settlements was associated with the...
This study considers the planting and planning of burghs in Moray, by kings of Scots, during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The king’s burghs were placed in the Moray landscape as a key element in an exemplary Anglo-Norman culture zone created in the coastal lowlands. This study focuses...
The present article has the aim of examining the relationship between the landscape culture of Hangzhou’s West Lake and the world of Late Ming courtesans. This will analyse how the landscape culture was ambiguous toward the world of courtesans. On one hand it reinforced the values of that world,...
Meadow land use has been the object of very limited historical research in Sweden, as most studies have focused on ecological or functional aspects. Research on the economy of meadows is rare. This paper addresses this issue by studying the investment in, and management of, meadows in...
Although the Great War made extraordinarily complex demands on the nations involved, it is the landscape of the battlefield which has continued to dominate contemporary perceptions of the conflict. Australian and English children’s picture book authors and illustrators have adopted a similar...
Watchtowers, also called huts, manatir, qussur, ezab, araaiesh, siear, are architectural structures built of drystone without mortar overlooking the cultivated lands. They contribute to the ultimate formation of a unique cultural landscape evolved from the proper adaptation of land for...
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