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Parks in Medieval England
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Parks in Medieval England

S.A. Mileson

Abstract

Parks were prominent and, in fact, controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. This book provides a full-length study of the subject, setting parks across England throughout the middle ages in their full social, economic, jurisdictional, and landscape context. The first half of the book investigates the purpose of these royal and aristocratic reserves, which have been variously claimed as hunting grounds, economic assets, landscape settings for residences, and status symbols. An emphasis on the aristocratic passion ... More

Keywords: parks, hunting, forests, landscape, status symbols, economy, woodland, waste, farming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565672
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.001.0001

Authors

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S.A. Mileson, author
Lecturer in Medieval History at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
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