Inventing Medieval Landscapes: Senses of Place in Western Europe

Inventing Medieval Landscapes: Senses of Place in Western Europe

By: John Howe (editor), Michael Wolfe (editor)Hardback

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Far 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.

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John Howe is professor of history at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Church Reform and Social Change in Eleventh-Century Central Italy: Dominic of Sora and His Patrons and was a contributor to Varieties of Religious Conversion in the Middle Ages (UPF, 1997). Michael Wolfe is professor of history and head of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College. He is the author of The Conversion of Henri IV: Politics, Power, and Religious Belief in Early Modern France and the editor or coeditor of three earlier books.


Introduction, by John Howe and Michael Wolfe Part One: Managed Landscapes 1. The Medieval Countryside of England: Botany and Archaeology, by Oliver Rackham 2. Veneurs s'en vont en Paradis: Medieval Hunting and the "Natural" Landscape, by John Cummins 3. New Habitats for the Rabbit in Northern Europe, 1300-1600, by Petra J.E.M. van Dam 4. Politics, Perception, and the Meaning of Landscape in Late Medieval Venice: Marco Cornaro's 1442 Inspection of Firewood Supplies, by Karl Appuhn Part Two: Created Landscapes 5. The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England: Inherited, Invented, Imagined, by Nicholas Howe 6. Tribal Landscapes of Islamic Spain: History and Archaeology, by Thomas Glick 7. From Alien Terrain to the Abode of Islam: Landscapes in the Conquest of al-Andalus, by Janina Safran 8. Private Pleasures: Painted Gardens on the Manuscript Page, by Bridget Ann Henisch Part Three: Imagined Landscapes 9. Landscape, Gender, and Ethnogenesis in Pre-Norman Invasion Ireland, by Lisa Bitel 10. Narrative Time and Literary Landscapes in Middle English Poetry, by Laura L. Howes 11. Creating Symbolic Landscapes: Medieval Development of Sacred Space, by John Howe

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780813024790
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780813024790
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 081302479X

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