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The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Alexandra Walsham


This book studies relationship between the landscape of Britain and Ireland and the tumultuous religious changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how the profound theological and liturgical transformations that marked the era between 1500 and 1750 both shaped, and were in turn shaped by, the places and spaces within the physical environment in which they occurred. Moving beyond churches, cathedrals, and monasteries, it investigates how the Protestant and Catholic Reformations affected perceptions and practices associated with trees, woods, springs, rocks, mountain peaks, ... More

Keywords: Reformation, landscape, environment, memory, identity, antiquarianism, medicine, science, Britain, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Walsham, author
Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College
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