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Inventing Medieval Landscapes: Senses of Place in Western Europe
by:John Howe, Michael Wolfe
"This fascinating collection of highly readable essays literally opens new vistas on the medieval landscape. Readers who imagine a primordial, unspoiled landscape will be surprised to discover that the medieval landscape was an artifact that medieval men and women managed, created, and imagined in creative ways over and over again."--John J. Contreni,...
"This fascinating collection of highly readable essays literally opens new vistas on the medieval landscape. Readers who imagine a primordial, unspoiled landscape will be surprised to discover that the medieval landscape was an artifact that medieval men and women managed, created, and imagined in creative ways over and over again."--John J. Contreni, Purdue University"A real contribution to what we know about the relations between nature and culture, intersecting in landscapes. . . . I know of no other single volume that offers such a wide array of approaches and perspectives on the topic. A pleasurable volume to read."--William H. TeBrake, University of MaineFar from the forest primeval of popular imagination, the historians and literary scholars in this book describe a Western European landscape just as consciously constructed by its inhabitants as any modern landscape--physically, conceptually, and spiritually. All appearing for the first time in print, their essays provide a wealth of detail on this "deep ecology" of the Middle Ages and a better understanding of the creativity and skill of our cultural ancestors.ContentsIntroduction, by John Howe and Michael WolfePart One: Managed Landscapes1. The Medieval Countryside of England: Botany and Archaeology, by Oliver Rackham2. Veneurs s'en vont en Paradis: Medieval Hunting and the "Natural" Landscape, by John Cummins3. New Habitats for the Rabbit in Northern Europe, 1300-1600, by Petra J.E.M. van Dam4. Politics, Perception, and the Meaning of Landscape in Late Medieval Venice: Marco Cornaro's 1442 Inspection of Firewood Supplies, by Karl AppuhnPart Two: Created Landscapes5. The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England: Inherited, Invented, Imagined, by Nicholas Howe6. Tribal Landscapes of Islamic Spain: History and Archaeology, by Thomas Glick7. From Alien Terrain to the Abode of Islam: Landscapes in the Conquest of al-Andalus, by Janina Safran8. Private Pleasures: Painted Gardens on the Manuscript Page, by Bridget Ann HenischPart Three: Imagined Landscapes9. Landscape, Gender, and Ethnogenesis in Pre-Norman Invasion Ireland, by Lisa Bitel10. Narrative Time and Literary Landscapes in Middle English Poetry, by Laura L. Howes11. Creating Symbolic Landscapes: Medieval Development of Sacred Space, by John HoweJohn Howe is professor of history at Texas Tech University.Michael Wolfe is professor of history and head of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College.
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