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Introduction

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of the construction and upkeep of a dense network of bridges and causeways that existed in every part of England during the medieval period. Many bridges had been ... More


Early Solutions: Timber Deck Bridges and Causeways

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at timber deck bridges and causeways built by the Romans in England during the medieval period. Remains of timber bridges of the type depicted on Trajan's column were found at ... More


Vaulted Stone Bridges: From the Eleventh Century to the Late Middle Ages

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The earliest surviving stone arched bridge in England probably dates from the late 11th century, and it seems that at that date they were rare. Over the following centuries, a huge number were ... More


Keeping the Bridge Network in Use

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It was one thing for skilled masons and carpenters to build an extensive network of well-designed, mostly stone bridges, and another to ensure that they remained in use. According to the traditional ... More


Tung Lo Wan: A Lesbian Haven or Everyday Life?

Denise Tse Shang Tang

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how lesbian commercial spaces in Hong Kong — including karaoke bars, upstairs cafés, and lesbian specialty stores in a high-density shopping hub known as Causeway Bay or Tung Lo ... More


Anarchy on the Fen Edge: Case Study of the Isle of Ely

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides a detailed case study of the campaigns in and around the Isle of Ely in the twelfth century. The circumstances of a wealthy but isolated region, combined with a rebel heritage, ... More


Living in a Fluid Landscape

Vera S. Candiani

in Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the lacustrine basin of Mexico, pre-Hispanic technologies of water and wetland ecosystems management had developed at both the city-state and village scales. Village hydraulic and soil management ... More


Vaca Plateau and Maya Mountains

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents two cities–Caracol and Minanha–from the Vaca Plateau area of the Maya Mountains. Caracol is the largest Maya city in the eastern lowlands, while Minanha is a small and ... More


Northwestern Belize

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines three cities in northwestern Belize: La Milpa, Dos Hombres, and Chan Chich. The biggest city in the area, La Milpa boasts the largest public plaza in the eastern lowlands; Plaza ... More


The Standard-Bearer of Charity: Philanthropy as a Collaborative Institution

Jesse S. Palsetia

in Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199459216
eISBN:
9780199086337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459216.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Jejeebhoy is most famous in the history of Bombay and western India as a great philanthropist. This chapter shows how public charity, functioning as a collaborative institution, offered Jejeebhoy the ... More


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