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AbstractThe emphasis in landscape history has been on site investigations rather than upon the development of strong theoretical foundations. The dominance of empirical studies is not necessarily to be regretted and the loosely-structured interdisciplinary nature of landscape history offers...
AbstractThis article uses the documentary evidence to examine the agenda of the medieval foundation myth: that genre of popular monastic legend which accompanied the founding of many a religious order in the 'haste wastelands' of Britain.I examine the Cistercian abbeys of Rievaulx and Fountains,...
AbstractIn the last decade or so archaeologists in Britain have found many examples of what have been called 'ornamental landscapes' of medieval date. These landscapes comprise the archaeological remains of former lakes, ponds, moats, causeways, gardens, deer parks and other features, and are...
AbstractThis article seeks to re-evaluate the history and importance of one of the most important processes to have shaped the English cultural landscape in the last one thousand years. It emphasises the diversity of the enclosure experience through space and time, and attempts to identify some...
AbstractWhile open-air museums are commenting upon landscape, they are creating them too. In preserving and presenting landscape elements, assumptions are made about both the landscape being represented and that being created. Open-air museums, such as those in Ulster and Virginia, demonstrate...
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