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The Resource Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads, edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans

Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads, edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans

Label
Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads
Title
Roadworks
Title remainder
medieval Britain, medieval roads
Statement of responsibility
edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study of roads and wayfinding in medieval England, Wales, and Scotland. It looks afresh at the relationship between the road as a material condition of daily life and the formation of local and national communities
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
388.10941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE363.G7
LC item number
R63 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Allen, Valerie
  • Evans, Ruth
Series statement
Manchester medieval literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Medieval History
  • Geography
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Great Britain
Label
Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads, edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series page; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction: roads and writing; Roads and writing; Naming; The road as right of way; On Roman roads and their construction; The chapters; Notes; 2 Sources for the English medieval road system; Introduction; Documentary evidence; Place names; Itineraries; Map evidence; Archaeological evidence; A theoretical approach; Towards a national medieval transport network; Notes
  • 3 Once a highway, always a highway: roads and English law, c. 1150-1300Notes; 4 When things break: mending roads, being social; A: Broken tracks afford no passage; B: The way affords passage; Therefore C: The way is not broken; Notes; 5 The word on the street: Chaucer and the regulation of nuisance in post-plague London; Introduction; Troilus and Criseyde; The regulation of nuisance in London; Civic reform; The people's voice?; Notes; 6 Getting there: wayfinding in the Middle Ages; Who is travelling?; Route planning; Which way? Asking directions; Guides: medieval fixers
  • Pilgrims on the holodeck: maps and itinerary mapsOn the road: signs and landmarks; Learn fast phrases in French to get around!; Signage; Conclusion: medieval wayfinding as spatial practice; Notes; 7 The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition; The development of the eremitic vocation; Hermits, labour and work; Metaphorical roads, labour and work in late eremitic literature; Literal roads, labour and work in connection with later hermits; Space syntax, medieval roads and medieval hermits; Conclusion; Notes
  • 8 The royal itinerary and roads in England under Edward INotes; 9 The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature; Politics, polemic and the pilgrimage road; The pilgrimage road as heterotopia; The pilgrimage road in Middle English romance; Conclusions; Notes; 10 The romance of the road in Athelston and two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Geoffrey of Monmouth: a double history of roads; Brothers of the road: the politics of friendship in Athelston; A rough guide to Watling Street; Wayside distractions: the politics of roads in two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Seizing the road
  • Notes11 London: the hub of an English river transport network, 1250-1550; Jurisdiction and regulation; Goods transportation and the lightermen; Passenger transport and the watermen; Conclusion; Notes; 12 Conquest, roads and resistance in medieval Wales; Roadways, princes and power; Axes, maps and poetry; Recolonizing and decolonizing roads and woodlands; Conclusions; Notes; 13 Trackless, impenetrable and underdeveloped? Roads, colonization and environmental transformation ... ; Notes; Bibliography; Manuscripts and Unpublished Primary Sources; Printed Primary Sources; Secondary Works
Control code
931628413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526104267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18pgw3z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931628413
Label
Roadworks : medieval Britain, medieval roads, edited by Valerie Allen and Ruth Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series page; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction: roads and writing; Roads and writing; Naming; The road as right of way; On Roman roads and their construction; The chapters; Notes; 2 Sources for the English medieval road system; Introduction; Documentary evidence; Place names; Itineraries; Map evidence; Archaeological evidence; A theoretical approach; Towards a national medieval transport network; Notes
  • 3 Once a highway, always a highway: roads and English law, c. 1150-1300Notes; 4 When things break: mending roads, being social; A: Broken tracks afford no passage; B: The way affords passage; Therefore C: The way is not broken; Notes; 5 The word on the street: Chaucer and the regulation of nuisance in post-plague London; Introduction; Troilus and Criseyde; The regulation of nuisance in London; Civic reform; The people's voice?; Notes; 6 Getting there: wayfinding in the Middle Ages; Who is travelling?; Route planning; Which way? Asking directions; Guides: medieval fixers
  • Pilgrims on the holodeck: maps and itinerary mapsOn the road: signs and landmarks; Learn fast phrases in French to get around!; Signage; Conclusion: medieval wayfinding as spatial practice; Notes; 7 The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition; The development of the eremitic vocation; Hermits, labour and work; Metaphorical roads, labour and work in late eremitic literature; Literal roads, labour and work in connection with later hermits; Space syntax, medieval roads and medieval hermits; Conclusion; Notes
  • 8 The royal itinerary and roads in England under Edward INotes; 9 The pilgrimage road in late medieval English literature; Politics, polemic and the pilgrimage road; The pilgrimage road as heterotopia; The pilgrimage road in Middle English romance; Conclusions; Notes; 10 The romance of the road in Athelston and two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Geoffrey of Monmouth: a double history of roads; Brothers of the road: the politics of friendship in Athelston; A rough guide to Watling Street; Wayside distractions: the politics of roads in two late medieval Robin Hood ballads; Seizing the road
  • Notes11 London: the hub of an English river transport network, 1250-1550; Jurisdiction and regulation; Goods transportation and the lightermen; Passenger transport and the watermen; Conclusion; Notes; 12 Conquest, roads and resistance in medieval Wales; Roadways, princes and power; Axes, maps and poetry; Recolonizing and decolonizing roads and woodlands; Conclusions; Notes; 13 Trackless, impenetrable and underdeveloped? Roads, colonization and environmental transformation ... ; Notes; Bibliography; Manuscripts and Unpublished Primary Sources; Printed Primary Sources; Secondary Works
Control code
931628413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526104267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18pgw3z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931628413

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