The Resource Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes : a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England, Alan Lambourne

Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes : a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England, Alan Lambourne

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Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes : a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England
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Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes
Title remainder
a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lambourne
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Language
eng
Summary
"The English landscape is extremely varied, due to geology, topography and climate, but also to the activities of human communities over several millennia. Scholars have long recognised patterns within this variation, such as the upland and lowland zones ... and the contrasting patterns of human settlement. The purpose of this research is to investigate the incidence of this patterning and then to suggest possible reasons for it. The study starts with a general introduction, in which some themes are identified and a number of conventions established. Regional variation is then discussed in theoretical terms, and the familiar geographical and cultural subdivisions of the historic landscape reviewed at the national level, leading to the identification of a distinct swathe of countryside which is called the 'Central Zone' for the purposes of this work. ... The various possible causal factors are then addressed in the context of a carefully chosen study area, and a number of conclusions are put forward. The existence of a Central Zone is supported, although no definitive delineation is suggested, and its orientation is shown to vary, depending on the period and criteria in question. Conventional explanations for regional variation are examined, and the conventional opposition between environmental and cultural factors is found wanting. Instead, a new dynamic is suggested, in which these broad groups of factors are seen to be operating together to create circumstances to which local communities respond by making calculations as to the best strategies to adopt, given their knowledge, resources and traditions. Their decisions determine the detailed development of the landscape, but these are circumscribed in turn by the predisposition of the community itself and of the landscape around it."--Abstract, p. i
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Lambourne, Alan
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF551
LC item number
.L36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
BAR British series
Series volume
509
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  • Regional disparities
  • Land settlement patterns
  • Landscape assessment
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Landschaftsentwicklung
  • Siedlung
  • England
  • England, Southern
  • Midlands (England)
  • England (Süd)
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Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes : a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England, Alan Lambourne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176)
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 176 p.
Isbn
9781407306391
Other physical details
ill., maps
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  • (OCoLC)607886677
  • (OCoLC)ocn607886677
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Patterning within the historic landscape and its possible causes : a study of the incidence and origins of regional variation in southern England, Alan Lambourne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176)
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 176 p.
Isbn
9781407306391
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607886677
  • (OCoLC)ocn607886677

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