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252 pages
9 x 6 inches
University of Exeter Press
Paperback (July 2006)
ISBN-13 9780859897853
ISBN-10 0859897850
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Making a Christian Landscape
How Christianity Shaped the Countryside in Early-Medieval Cornwall, Devon and Wessex
by Sam Turner

Sam Turner's important new interpretation of early medieval patterns of landscape development traces landscape change in the South West from the introduction of Christianity to the Norman Conquest show more

   about the author

Sam Turner is senior lecturer in archaeology at Newcastle University and editor of the Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings.

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List of plates, figures and tables, viii; Acknowledgements, xi; Definitions, Glossary and Abbreviations, xii; Colour plates section, xv; Detailed captions with cross-references to the main text are provided on the pages immediately before and after the colour plates; 1 Introduction: Churches and the early medieval landscape, 1; 2 Studying early medieval landscapes in south-west Britain, 15; 3 The location and form of early churches in south-west Britain, 35; 4 Ecclesiastical centres and changing settlement patterns, 71; 5 Ecclesiastical centres and early medieval administrative structures, 107; 6 The changing ritual landscape of the conversion period, 131; 7 Developing medieval landscapes: The multiplication of churches and other Christian monuments, 145; 8 From south-west Britain to the wider world, 171; Bibliography, 191; Index, 213.

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'...this welcome addition to the literature on south-western Britain in the early middle ages' (British Archaeology. November/December, 2006) 'Readable, scholarly and insightful.' (British show more

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