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This new interpretation of early medieval landscapes traces patterns of change in the South West from the introduction of Christianity to the Norman Conquest (AD c. 450–1070). It stresses the significance of political and religious ideology in early medieval Britain, both the ‘Celtic’ west and the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ east. Using innovative new research methods, and making use of archaeology, place-name evidence, historical sources and land-use patterns, it challenges previous work on the subject by suggesting that the two regions have much in common. Using modern mapping techniques to explore land-use trends, the book advances a new model for the evolution of ecclesiastical institutions in the region. It also shows that the early development of Christianity had an impact on the countryside that remains visible in the Europe's landscapes today.
Author(s): Turner SC
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Number of Pages: 218
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Place Published: Exeter
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