The Bridges of Medieval England Transport and Society 400-1800

Author(s): 
Harrison, David
ISBN: 
9780199226856
Date published: 
July 2007
Paperback
Price: 
£18.99

Medieval bridges are startling achievements of civil engineering, which prove the importance of road transport and the sophistication of the medieval economy. The Bridges of Medieval England rewrites their history, offering new insights into many aspects of the subject. It has profound implications for our understanding of pre-industrial economy and society, challenging accepted accounts of the development of medieval trade and communications and showing continuities from the Anglo-Saxon period to the eve of the Industrial Revolution.