Custom, Improvement and the Landscape in Early Modern Britain

Author(s): 
Hoyle, Richard W.
ISBN: 
9781409400523
Date published: 
October 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This book addresses how concepts of improvement, custom and resistance impacted on the local landscape - which includes manorial estates, enclosures, fens, forests and urban commons - in the early modern period. It is essential reading for scholars of landscape studies, rural and agrarian history, and for those studying the historical legacy of mankind's exploitation of the environment and its social, economic, legal and political consequences.