Mapping England


Author: Simon Foxell

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: History

Page: 271

View: 9302

Mapping England brings to light the ways in which ideas about and around England have changed since the very first attempts at mapping the land. Charting the nation has helped to define what England is - and what it could be - developing and maintaining an identity distinct from the nations of Great Britain, whilst relating that identity to the British Isles as a whole. Through a series of compelling and revealing maps, Mapping England illustrates how the country has scrutinised itself and been scrutinised by others, all the while recording the ever-changing circumstances that have carved out the notion of England as we know it today. Organised thematically, Mapping England encompasses some of the most important documents in the history of charting the country. From maps designed to defend the realm, to those recording topographical and geological features to those assisting in transport across the country, Mapping England presents a number of creative and compelling interpretations of the country. Work from cartographers, military strategists, government officials and fine artists culminate in a complete look at where mapping England originated, and the ways it has evolved over the years in response to changing notions of nationhood, security and cultural identity. Author Simon Foxell unpicks the historical and political references alive in these fascinating maps, telling the story of how England has represented itself in graphic form across different moments in time and through different socio-political climates.

The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales 1595-1918

A Cartographic Analysis and Electronic Catalogue


Author: Roger J. P. Kain,John Chapman,Richard R. Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 8222

This book offers the first comprehensive study of the enclosure mapping of England and Wales. The authors assess the processes of land enclosure, the role of maps, the mapping of each county and the cartographic characteristics of all the maps across both space and time. The book is accompanied by an electronic catalogue of all the extant parliamentary and non-parliamentary enclosure maps of England and Wales and serves as an essential research tool for economic, social and local historians as well as for geographers, lawyers and planners.

Mapping and Charting in Early Modern England and France

Power, Patronage, and Production


Author: Christine Petto

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739175378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 3377

This book is a comparative study of the production and role of maps, charts, and atlases in early modern England and France with a particular focus on Paris and London.

Mapping Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s worlds through maps


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844865150

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 5179

William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564–1616) spanned the reigns of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I and the first of the Stuart kings, James I and the changing times and political mores of the time were reflected through his plays. This beautiful new book looks at the England in which Shakespeare worked through maps and illustrations that reveal the way that he and his contemporaries saw their land and their place in the world. It also explores the locations of his plays and looks at the possible inspirations for these and why Shakespeare would have chosen to set his stories there.

The Tithe Maps of England and Wales

A Cartographic Analysis and County-by-County Catalogue


Author: Roger J. P. Kain,Richard R. Oliver,Rodney E. J. Fry,Sarah A. H. Wilmot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521441919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 873

View: 1845

1995 reference work on the tithe maps of England and Wales for historians, geographers and lawyers.

The Elizabethan Invention of Anglo-Saxon England

Laurence Nowell, William Lambarde, and the Study of Old English


Author: Rebecca Brackmann

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843188

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3704

The writings of two influential Elizabethan thinkers testify to the influence of Old English law and literature on Tudor society and self-image.

Ministry Issues for the Church of England

Mapping the Trends


Author: Gordon Kuhrt

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715181225

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 1925

This survey of unprecedented scope is designed to help the reader map their way through the thinking that has shaped present-day Anglican ministry. It contains a history of strategic developments and key reports and decisions, identifying the vital issues faced by the Church of England and offering informed suggestions for reform.

Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain


Author: Andrew Gordon,Bernhard Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803779

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 2847

In this timely collection, an international team of Renaissance scholars analyzes the material practice behind the concept of mapping, a particular cognitive mode of gaining control over the world. Ranging widely across visual and textual artifacts implicated in the culture of mapping, from the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlowe and Jonson, to representations of body, city, nation and empire, Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britian argues for a thorough reevaluation of the impact of cartography on the shaping of social and political identities in early modern Britain.

England and its Rulers

1066 - 1307


Author: Michael T. Clanchy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118736222

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2789

This is an updated and expanded edition of a classic introduction to medieval England from the reign of William the Conqueror to Edward I. Includes a new chapter on family and gender roles, revisions throughout to enhance the narrative flow, and further reading sections containing the most up-to-date sources Offers engaging and clear discussion of the key political, economic, social, and cultural issues of the period, by an esteemed scholar and writer Illustrates themes with lively, pertinent examples and important primary sources Assesses the reigns of key Norman, Angevin, and Plantagenet monarchs, as well as the British dimension of English history, the creation of wealth, the rise of the aristocracy, and more

Maps and Monsters in Medieval England


Author: Asa Mittman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135501041

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 4978

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britain


Author: Professor Deirdre H McMahon,Professor Janet C Myers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4268

Focusing on everyday life in nineteenth-century Britain and its imperial possessions—from preparing tea to cleaning the kitchen, from packing for imperial adventures to arranging home décor—the essays in this collection share a common focus on materiality, the nitty-gritty elements that helped give shape and meaning to British self-definition during the period. Each essay demonstrates how preoccupations with common household goods and habits fueled contemporary debates about cultural institutions ranging from personal matters of marriage and family to more overtly political issues of empire building. While existing scholarship on material culture in the nineteenth century has centered on artifacts in museums and galleries, this collection brings together disparate fields—history of design, landscape history, childhood studies, and feminist and postcolonial literary studies—to focus on ordinary objects and practices, with specific attention to how Britons of all classes established the tenets of domesticity as central to individual happiness, national security, and imperial hegemony.

The Cartographic Imagination in Early Modern England

Re-writing the World in Marlowe, Spenser, Raleigh and Marvell


Author: D K Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 6237

Working from a cultural studies perspective, author D. K. Smith here examines a broad range of medieval and Renaissance maps and literary texts to explore the effects of geography on Tudor-Stuart cultural perceptions. He argues that the literary representation of cartographically-related material from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century demonstrates a new strain, not just of geographical understanding, but of cartographic manipulation, which he terms, "the cartographic imagination." Rather than considering the effects of maps themselves on early modern epistemologies, Smith considers the effects of the activity of mapping-the new techniques, the new expectations of accuracy and precision which developed in the sixteenth century-on the ways people thought and wrote. Looking at works by Spenser, Marlowe, Raleigh, and Marvell among other authors, he analyzes how the growing ability to represent physical space accurately brought with it not just a wealth of new maps, but a new array of rhetorical techniques, metaphors, and associations which allowed the manipulation of texts and ideas in ways never before possible.

Fourteenth Century England


Author: Chris Given-Wilson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830467

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 5524

The annual volume of new work on all aspects of the fourteenth century, including England's overseas interests, from English and American scholars.

Mapping Medieval Geographies

Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600


Author: Keith D. Lilley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107783003

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5267

Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.

Mapping the Wessex Novel

Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940


Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826439683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 7049

Considers four regional writers and their complex relationship with concepts of space and place at a time of seismic social change. >

The English Wits

Literature and Sociability in Early Modern England


Author: Michelle O'Callaghan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries the Inns of Court and fashionable London taverns developed a culture of clubbing, urban sociability and wit. The convivial societies that emerged created rituals to define social identities and to engage in literary play and political discussion. Michelle O'Callaghan argues that the lawyer-wits, including John Hoskyns, in company with authors such as John Donne, Ben Jonson and Thomas Coryate, consciously reinvigorated humanist traditions of learned play. Their experiments with burlesque, banquet literature, parody and satire resulted in a volatile yet creative dialogue between civility and licence, and between pleasure and the violence of scurrilous words. The wits inaugurated a mode of literary fellowship that shaped the history and literature of sociability in the seventeenth century. This study will provide many insights for historians and literary scholars of the period.

The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe


Author: David Buisseret

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500909

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 4356

In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest seeks to understand this development - not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. Taking as a starting point the question of why there were so few maps in Europe in 1400 and so many by 1650, the book explores the reasons for this and its implications for European history. It examines, inter al, how mapping and military technology advanced in tandem, how modern states' territories were mapped and borders drawn up, the role of maps in shaping the urban environment, and cartography's links to the new sciences.

Northern England Road Map


Author: Aa Publishing,Automobile Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: AA Publishing

ISBN: 9780749577162

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 2803

AA Road Maps Britain offer Britain's clearest mapping in a practical, slimline format with durable, plastic encapsulated covers Fully updated, these maps combine clear design and an easy-to-read scale with more road detail to ensure that you never lose your way. Each map includes information on toll points, service areas, road numbers, motorways, dual carriageways, and wide and narrow local roads. National Parks and places of interest are also highlighted. National Trust, English Heritage, Scottish and Welsh Heritage sites are shown, and caravan & camping sites are pinpointed on the mapping. All except the Britain map have fully updated speed camera locations, plus speed cameras with speed limits shown. The maps offer city and town plans and easy-to-read place name indexes. Scale is 3 miles to 1 inch (1:200,000)."