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[KINDLE] ✾ The Making of the English Landscape By W.G. Hoskins – Pnoy.me 'No one before has ever brought out with uite the same vividness the historical background of the country all around us' Guardian a classic of English landscape history reissued in its fiftieth annive[KINDLE] The Making of the English Landscape By W.G. Hoskins Pnoy.me 'No one before has ever brought out with uite the same vividness the historical background of the country all around us' Guardian a classic of English landscape history reissued in its fiftieth annive 'No one of the PDF before has ever brought out with uite the same vividness the historical background of the country all a.

Round us' Guardian a classic of English landscape history reissued in its fiftieth anniversary year First published in by Hodder The Making of the English Landscape is a classic of English history It was the first book to study literally the history of the landscape and also the first to explode the myth that the English landscape was 'formed by enclosures' Instead W G Hoskins traces the beauty and oddities of The Ma.

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  1. Lee Broderick Lee Broderick says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFSome books have a reputation that precedes them I'd been meaning to read The Making of the English Landscape ever since my first degree It's an acknowledged classic in a discipline which has very few Given that context it's probably no surprise that in some ways it couldn't live up to my expectationsThis is a classic for it's subject as much as for its prose In weaving his narrative WG Hoskins leans heavily on the East Midlands and to a lesser extent mid Devon Since he grew up in the latter and worked in the former as a lecturer at the University of Leicest


  2. Phil Phil says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFThis was an interesting read rather dated in style and the writing can be tough to get through at times as he doesn't write well for a general audience but for enthusiasts conseuently he can take several pages going into far too much detail while missing points that might be of advantage to a general readerWhat I liked was the way it encourages you to read the language of the landscape when telltale shadows of the past show through to the modern day why does a road take an apparently unnecessarily circuitous path; why are the fields ridged; why are some ditches so wide; why do some lanes have no apparent destination; why do terraced streets in towns come in blocks or alternating directions; why did some towns develop dense slums while others spread out in a comfortable way This was a pioneering work when first published in the 1950s so you have to forgive some of i


  3. Guy Guy says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFA little dated published fifty years ago but still interesting this book was apparently the first real attempt to explain why the English landscape insofar as it is man made is the way that it is I love books like this my archetypal example being Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond so when I saw this one in a Cambridge bookstore I didn't hesitate And although it isn't perfect I'm glad I didHoskins wants us to open our eyes to the presence of history in the physical world around us Why does that lane have such deep ditches why does it appear to go from nowhere to nowhere and why does it jog left and right so often whereas another two miles away runs straight as an arrow What do those waves in that field mean and why are those hedges so wide What is behind place names Why does that village have two churches and the church in that town no graveyard These and many


  4. Christine Christine says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFReally interesting overview of the English landscape and its development in terms of villages towns and cities Very interesting


  5. Charles Sheard Charles Sheard says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFI love this subject and I feel the book is a necessary read if you care for the subject in general and English landscape history in particular But this book stemmed from five separate radio broadcasts Hoskins gave and ultimately that set up the major flaws of this book In the first place the author repeats himself far too often which is something you would expect when he is touching on the sam


  6. Sue Sue says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFThis book is about the various influences on England which have resulted in the country looking the way it does today I love this kind of book It's detailed and full of interest It was originally published in the 1950s and I think that if it were being written today it would include many photos and in colourSuch photos as there are serve a valuable purpose though in illustrating the text There are several that show old field boundaries under the modern farmland These are taken when the sun is low which throws up shadows from the old hedges There are also old maps and town layouts


  7. Shelly Dennison Shelly Dennison says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFInteresting if dated narrative history of the development​ of the English landscape The turn of phrase often reminds you that this was written in the 1950s a


  8. Andrew Earnshaw Andrew Earnshaw says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFA great book taking you on a lyrical tour through the British landscape and through British history The importance of this book cannot be overstated it kick started British Landscape history and Landscape archaeology at the same time It is deeply enjoyable and acts as a strong reminder of the romance inherent to archaeology and history HOWEVER it lose


  9. Stephen Gamble Stephen Gamble says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFStraight in to my top 20 books even though I have no such list A sort of passionate academic dusty romantic account of the making of the English landscape through history with a rip roaring final chapter of fury and lament WG is bigger on detail than I am inclined to be but I can forgive him that as he has to show he knows what he is talking about So glad he lets his opinions force their way through the academic thinking in his writing His challenging of modernity may have actually changed me Not many books leave me a different person


  10. Kieran Kieran says:

    The Making of the English Landscape MOBI ë The Making making download, english free, landscape epub, The Making free, of the pdf, Making of the kindle, The Making of the English Landscape PDFIn places this book retains the superb insights and evocations of a sense of place that make it a deserved classic However in other chapters it is starting to show its age But then few history books have any relevance 60 years after publication so Hoskins' work is doing well to still be hanging in there


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