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Title:South East from 1000 A. D
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.40)
Item ID:B009-HST00060
Publisher:Longman, Harlow, Essex, 1990
Edition:First Paperback
Illustrator:Photo's & Drawings
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:N/A
Longman, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback, Illustrated By: Photo's & Drawings

black titles spine; N.B. - this book is for sale only with it's companion volume -"South-East to AD 1000" (the books are priced individually); one of the 'A Regional History of England' series; front cover illust. shows oasthouses at Sissinghurst, Kent; illustrated throughout with maps, diagrams and half-tones; "In this volume, Peter Brandon and Brian Short examine the history of the people who have lived in the South East of England - in practice the modem counties of Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London south of the Thames - from late Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Although London itself is not given separate treatment in this series, its growing influence on settlement, transport, economy and society in even the most distant comets of the South East is, inevitably, one of the major features of the book. The authors have two principal concerns: to describe the development of the community across this thousand-year span; and to examine the changes to the physical setting in which it takes place. Landscape and society are thus given equal emphasis throughout. The authors pay due attention to the great historical events that have had an impact on the region - wars, plagues, technological change and socio-cultural trends amongst them - but they are also at pains to stress the underlying continuity of rural and urban life. As well as .exploring the interaction of economic, social and landscape history, Peter Brandon and Brian Short also acknowledge the cultural dimension of the ordinary lives they are describing: they show how people themselves became increasingly aware of their environment, and how the landscape has in its turn influenced the art and literature of those who live within it. But the picture is not one of unclouded progress. The authors identify the South East today as one of the problem regions of the developed world, with dense settlement, severe competition for land, and the accelerating erosion of what countryside remains. One of the strongest features of this admirable book is the attention it gives to explaining such contemporary problems through an understanding of their historical origins. The authors move with equal confidence from remote hamlets in the Sussex Downs to the crowded tenements of Lambeth, from prosperous market towns like Ashford, Guildford and Tonbridge to the avenues, crescents and closes of South London's suburbia. All have made their distinctive contribution to the South East as it is today, and all find their appropriate place in this splendidly readable survey."; including index & bibliography - 444 pages. N.B. together these two books, with protective wrapping, weigh well above the 1kg. standard quoted rate for post & packing so extra shipping charges will be requested. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's & Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London south of the Thames; Geography & Landscape; South-East England; United States; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0582492459. ISBN/EAN: 9780582492455. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00060.
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