English landscapes [by] W.G. Hoskins
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Published by British Broadcasting Corporation in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • England -- Description and travel

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA600 H59
The Physical Object
Pagination120,8p.
Number of Pages1208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18519690M

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  W.G. Hoskins was one of the most original and influential British historians of the twentieth century. He realised that landscapes are the richest record we have of the past, and with his masterpiece, The Making of the English Landscape, he changed forever how we experience the places we live and work : Nice, short book, designed to accompany Mr. Hoskin's television show on the same subject. He treats the landscape according to various themes, which include building, prosperity, failure and so on and goes on to describe in detail how hard-to-notice features of the landscape can hide centuries of history/5. In weaving his narrative, W.G. Hoskins leans heavily on the East Midlands and, to a lesser extent, mid-Devon. Since he grew up in Some books have a reputation that precedes them. I'd been meaning to read The Making of the English Landscape ever since my first by: W.G. Hoskins was one of the most original and influential historians of the 20th century. He realized that landscapes are the richest record we have of the past, and with his masterpiece, The Making of the English Landscape, he changed forever how we experience the places we live and work Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton,

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4th Edition. xii, pp The fourth impression of W G Hoskins' ground-breaking study of landscape history, now very much in vogue, signed by the author to title page after a lecture given in Minehead.   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 English landscape further back, from pre-Roman times to the seventeenth century and s: English Landscapes [W G Hoskins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. English Landscapes. ENGLISH LANDSCAPES By W. G. Hoskins - Hardcover. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or Rating: % positive.