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Medieval Roads and Tracks (Shire Archaeology) [Paperback]

Paul Hindle
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10 July 2008 Shire Archaeology (Book 26)
The medieval economy was centred on a phenomenal growth in trade of all kinds of goods, yet few have studied the actual network of roads that was so vital to medieval trading. Starting with the basic concept of a 'road' in medieval times, and discussing the increasing need to travel, this book explores the evidence from documents and maps that provide clues as to where the roads of medieval Britain led, connecting the study of individual roads together to paint an image of the broader road network. The author also uses findings from archaeological surveys and bird's-eye-view photographs to trace the centuries-old routes and illustrate the winding tracks that once carried goods to market.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd; Revised ed of 2Revised ed of edition (10 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747803900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747803904
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 12.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Author Paul Hindle presents a straightforward dissertation on the network of roads and paths throughout medieval England... In determining where the medieval roads led, Hindle becomes a sort of cartographic sleuth, turning to a number of resources available to the modern scholar... The book is illustrated throughout with photographs, both aerial and ground level, as well as an assortment of graphs and maps...it successfully brings to light its chosen subject." -Barb Allshouse, "Renaissance Magazine" (August 2009)

About the Author

Dr Paul Hindle took early retirement in 2000; he was previously a Senior Lecturer in Geography. He is Honorary Secretary of Manchester Geographical Society. His recent books include "Roads and Tracks of the Lake District "(Cicerone Press, 1998) M"aps for Historians "(Phillimore, 1998) and "Roads and Tracks for Historians "(Phillimore, 2001). He is also the author of "Medieval Town Plans" in the Shire Archaeology series.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars medieval Roads and tracks 6 Mar 2010
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Book arrived in excellent condition. It is a slim book but contains many photographs, maps and diagrams making it an excellent accompaniment to the study of this subject.There is a good reproduction of the early Paris map of Great Britain and explains and gives examples of itineraries of journeys which was how we gain information of medieval journeys since they did not have formal road maps. The text is in readable, bite-sized chunks and all information is referenced.Is more informative than a book three times its size.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical ride 18 Mar 2009
I was looking for a simple easy to read book to tell me about the road development during this period of history. I found this and it the job very well. There will be more comprehensive books, but for a quick easy read with good information you can't go wrong.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 3 Feb 2011
By ruth
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I found this book to be a page turner! I expected it might be a bit of a dull read if i'm honest, but i couldn't be more wrong. My only complaint is its very short. It is a book which covers the basics and may well pique ones interest to do further research.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Medieval roads and tracks 27 Nov 2013
By Stu
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This is a very interesting book. It gives you a picture of how people moved around the country in the past. A good book if you like history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super little book 5 Nov 2013
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The arrival date was way over time. It could have been due to the transport here in Spain, it can occur.
Its a really informative little book, fun to read and also fits into a decent sized pocket. A Must have for the curious and the ramblers, a good idea to introduce ones children to; to see and imagine how our forefathers daily life with transport evolved. A super job done on this little book.Congratulations to the author
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