English Houses 1300-1800: Vernacular Architecture, Social Life

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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How have we lived in the past? And what were our homes like? There are thousands of traditional houses, hundreds of years old, still standing in the English countryside. This is the story of these buildings from the middle ages through to the eighteenth century. Engaging and accessible style from an author well known for his ability to make subjects leap from the page Contains colour plate section and black and white illustrations integrated with text Fascinating account of the history of the house and its inhabitants from the middle ages to the eighteenth century This is the first book of its kind to address the social aspects of architectural history in this way

Author Biography

Matthew Johnson is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. His recent publications include Archaeological Theory: An Introduction (1999), Behind the Castle Gate (2002) and Ideas of Landscape (2006).

Table of Contents

List of Plates, Figures and Mapsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Publisher's acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: The Study of Vernacular Architecturep. 1
Building Traditional Housesp. 20
Houses in the Landscapep. 42
Houses in the Later Middle Agesp. 65
Rebuilding and Reformationp. 87
Polite and Rusticp. 113
Everyday Life in the Traditional Housep. 135
The Georgian Orderp. 160
Conclusionsp. 18
Glossaryp. 199
Further Readingp. 204
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 229
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