This illustrated environmental history of rural life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders in the late medieval and early modern periods explores the relationship between society and the environment - the ways in which humans responded to and used the environment in which they lived.
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A superbly documented, searching study that will surely become a classic… Magnificently illustrated with maps and with photographs; some sharp eyes have scoured the countryside for telling detail in wild, remote places. It constitutes a landmark in guiding us to understand the history of pastoral England."
This is an invaluable work, and is one which will surely inform future works on the farming of the uplands in the past.
This is book of many virtues…Dr Winchester has given us a clear, lucid and attractively presented exposition of the life and work of the inhabitants of the uplands of northern England and southern Scotland and how they succeeded in winning a 'harvest from the hills' in changing and challenging circumstances."
Winchester's excellent study of the rural society and economy of highland north-west England and the Borders has a relevance which reaches far outside the limited zone it discusses…this is a well illustrated and attractive book. It is also affordably priced.".
An inspiring piece of research which contains much that is relevant to the other upland regions of Britain…This is an invaluable work, and is one which will surely inform future works on the farming of the uplands in the past.