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Property and Governance: Making the Anglo-Saxon Agricultural Landscape

Susan Oosthuizen

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0021
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter focuses on ancient traditions of collective governance over agricultural resources in the context of the growth of early medieval lordship. It begins by drawing attention to the ... More


Community and Market in England: Open Fields and Enclosures Revisited

Robert C. Allen

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter presents an alternative interpretation of the open fields based on historical research in the last thirty years. Open fields were an efficient institution for meeting the needs of ... More


Abbots, Bishops, Thegns, or Communities: Who was Responsible for Somerset's Champion Countryside?

Stephen Rippon

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores who was responsible for shaping the character of the medieval landscape in Somerset. The potential role of Glastonbury Abbey is examined through a comparison of their manors ... More


The Economy: Agriculture and Industries in the Early and High Middle Ages

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The chapter shows how increasing population numbers and manorial organization in the early Middle Ages formed the main motors behind the growing importance of grain growing. The variety of food, ... More


Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Robert C. Allen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book traces the shift from medieval to modern institutions in English agriculture. It explores their importance for productivity growth, income distribution, and the contribution of agriculture ... More


Pasture, Sheep, Wool, and People

Christopher Dyer

in A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199214242
eISBN:
9780191740954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214242.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter shows how sheep were kept and wool produced in a thinly populated countryside, with some flocks kept on specialized pastures, including the sites of abandoned villages, while others ... More


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

Stephen Rippon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

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 ... More


Rent Increases and Overall Farm Efficiency

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the second kind of evidence for the importance of enclosures. The first evidence, which was discussed in the previous chapters, was the observation that land use changed after ... More


Continuities and changes in arable husbandry

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199207947
eISBN:
9780191757495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207947.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter stresses continuities with Romano-British farming practice in the light of Banham’s findings on the longevity of traditional ‘low-tech’ ard cultivation and field systems. A change in ... More


Beyond the morphology of fieldscapes

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines patterns of land ownership and land occupancy. It also considers the nature of the field boundaries themselves, and maps the extent of the South West's distinctive hedgebanks. A ... More


The Open Fields of England

David Hall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702955
eISBN:
9780191772429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, British and Irish Medieval History

This book describes the open fields of England—the system of agriculture that operated before the establishment of present-day hedged or walled landscapes. It encompasses a wide range of primary data ... More


The widow; or, the critical baroque

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the way Sinclair addressed the sense of ‘decline’ that is characteristic of British society. It looks at his use of the ‘savage comedy’, Gothic overtones, and apocalyptic ... More


Hyperinclusivity, Hypercanonicity, and the Future of the Field

Constanze Güthenke and Brooke Holmes

in Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198818489
eISBN:
9780191859540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818489.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The canon has long served as a means of controlling the information that the professional classicist, who is facing a vast field of potentially relevant material, can be expected to possess. But ... More


A Mood Apart: What’s Wrong with Tom?

Gary T. Marx

in Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Tom Voire’s behavior nestles within the separate context of open field surveillance–meaning surveillance that occurs beyond that appropriately associated with a role, an organization, or group. It ... More


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