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The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

David Harrison

Abstract

Medieval bridges are remarkable achievements of design and engineering comparable with the great cathedrals of the period, and are also proof of the great importance of road transport in the middle ages, and of the size and sophistication of the medieval economy. This book rewrites their history from early Anglo-Saxon England right up to the Industrial Revolution, providing insights into many aspects of the subject. Looking at the role of bridges in the creation of a new road system, which was significantly different from its Roman predecessor and which largely survived until the 20th century, ... More

Keywords: medieval period, bridges, road transport, Industrial Revolution, design and construction, trade, England, pre-industrial society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226856
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Harrison, author
Clerk to the House of Commons