The Resource A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume I: 1066–1688, by Richard Barras, (electronic resource)

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume I: 1066–1688, by Richard Barras, (electronic resource)

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A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume I: 1066–1688
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A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History
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Volume I: 1066–1688
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by Richard Barras
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This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation’s history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of buildings that are an expression of cultural hegemony. They are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world. This first volume provides an introduction to the study and a review of wealth accumulation over the past millennium. There follow three case studies of iconic building investment from the eleventh to the seventeenth century. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries the conquering Norman kings and barons erected castles throughout the country to cement their feudal power. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the great wealth of the ecclesiastical estates funded the lavish construction of Gothic cathedrals and abbeys. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Tudor and Jacobean magnates vied to build the most magnificent palaces and prodigy houses. The English Revolution brought this era to a close
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  • Architecture
  • Schools of economics
  • Urban economics
  • Economics
  • Heterodox Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Architectural History and Theory
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A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume I: 1066–1688, by Richard Barras, (electronic resource)
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1. Of Works and Monuments -- 2. Wealth of the Nation -- 3. Norman Conquest -- 4. Gothic Ascendant -- 5. Magnate Display
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XXVI, 337 p. 48 illus., 16 illus. in color.
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9781137319210
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10.1057/978-1-137-31921-0
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A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume I: 1066–1688, by Richard Barras, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Of Works and Monuments -- 2. Wealth of the Nation -- 3. Norman Conquest -- 4. Gothic Ascendant -- 5. Magnate Display
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXVI, 337 p. 48 illus., 16 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137319210
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-31921-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-31921-0

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