Topographical Writers In South-West England Mark Brayshay

ISBN: 9780859894241

Published: January 1st 1996

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16 pages


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Topographical Writers In South-West England  by  Mark Brayshay

Topographical Writers In South-West England by Mark Brayshay
January 1st 1996 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 16 pages | ISBN: 9780859894241 | 9.11 Mb

A collection of original essays by distinguished historians on the works of topographical writers who described and recorded the landscape of South-West England in the period c. 1540-1900.The development, subject matter and contribution to knowledgeMoreA collection of original essays by distinguished historians on the works of topographical writers who described and recorded the landscape of South-West England in the period c.

1540-1900.The development, subject matter and contribution to knowledge of a range of key authors is examined. For example, John Lelands classic descriptions of South-West England will be assessed and the works of local writers in the Tudor and Stuart era who followed an developed his approach to the description of people and places is examined. Amongst these, Richard Carew of Anthony produced perhaps the finest of any of the descriptions of an English region in his study of Cornwall, published in 1602. The authors follow the writings of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset topographers who contributed to the genre over more than three centuries.The book also includes a gazetter of collections in Devon and Cornwall where copies of the works of local topographical writers can be found.



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