Mapping England


Author: Simon Foxell

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: History

Page: 271

View: 2656

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: 7107

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 Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s worlds through maps


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844865150

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 5170

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 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: 5634

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

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: 7492

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

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: 5013

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: 1258

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: 7420

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

Ministry Issues for the Church of England

Mapping the Trends


Author: Gordon Kuhrt

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715181225

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 3166

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.

Fourteenth Century England


Author: Chris Given-Wilson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830467

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 651

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: 8746

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 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: 1141

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 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: 3234

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

View: 3224

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: 4727

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.

Mapping Cultures

Place, Practice, Performance


Author: L. Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025050

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 2797

An interdisciplinary collection exploring the practices and cultures of mapping in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It features contributions from scholars in critical cartography, social anthropology, film and cultural studies, literary studies, art and visual culture, marketing, museum studies, architecture, and popular music studies.

Maps and History in South-West England


Author: Katherine Barker

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 148

View: 4693

This volume of essays considers the practical and political purposes for which maps were used, the symbolic and ideological roles of maps in the history of South-Western England and the ways in which map evidence can be used to recover facts about the past for use in the writing of history. The text is accompanied by 43 pages of maps and illustrations.

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England


Author: Margaret Connolly,Linne R. Mooney

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153247

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 949

New essays on late medieval manuscripts highlight the complicated network of their production and dissemination.

Understanding Geology Through Maps


Author: Graham Borradaile

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128010932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 196

View: 4869

Understanding Geology through Maps guides young professional geologists and students alike in understanding and interpreting the world’s dynamic and varying geological landscapes through the liberal use of visual aids including figures, maps, and diagrams. This highly visual reference introduces the skills of interpreting a geological map and relating it to the morphology of the most important types of geological structure. Thoroughly revised, and with more international examples, it is ideal for use by students with a minimum of tutorial supervision. Maps of geological structures provide all of the realism of a survey map without the huge amount of data often present, so readers can develop or hone their skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular, emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualization so important to geologists. Authored by a master geologist with more than 40 years of experience in research and instruction Features more than 130 figures, diagrams, and illustrations—many in full color—to highlight major themes and aid in the retention of key concepts Leads to a broad understanding of Earth’s geology through the use of real and theoretical map Exercises conclude each chapter, making it an ideal tool for self-guided and quick study