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Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Stephen Rippon


This book explores the origins and development of regional variation in landscape character across southern Britain during the medieval period. The ‘long eighth century’, between the late seventh and the early ninth centuries, is highlighted as having seen significant changes in how the countryside was managed, with further developments around the tenth century. While villages and open fields were created in the central zone of England (for example in the East Midlands down as far as Somerset), there were also significant changes with regard to how the landscape was exploited and managed in ar ... More

Keywords: medieval, southern Britain, regional variation, villages, open fields, East Anglia, Pembrokeshire, Gwent, Somerset, south‐west England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199203826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Rippon, author
Reader in Landscape Archaeology, University of Exeter
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