Northern Landscapes

Northern Landscapes

Representations and Realities of North-East England

Edited by Thomas Faulkner, Helen Berry, Jeremy Gregory

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Overview

Overview

A rich, detailed and well-illustrated overview of the landscape of the North East of England.
How distinctive is the landscape of the North East of England? How far does its distinctive nature contribute to the region's regional identity? These are key questions addressed by this book. Covering a wide range of subjects including country house landscapes, village landscapes and "townscapes", including coverage of how the region's landscape has been perceived and represented in literature and art, and approaching the subject from a wide range of perspectives including historical, literary, archaeological, art-historical and geographical, the book provides a rich, detailed and well-illustrated overview of the landscape of the North East of England. It demonstrates that this landscape is more subtle, layered and varied than is often supposed, and that stereotypes that the region is grimly industrial and dominated by coal-mining are wrong. Overall, besides much interesting detail and many new research findings, the book vividly evokes the landscapes and the spirit of place of the North East.

Dr THOMAS FAULKNER is Visiting Fellow, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle; Dr HELEN BERRY is Reader in Early Modern History, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle; Dr JEREMY GREGORY is Senior Lecturer, Dept. Religions and Theology, University of Manchester.

Contributors: S. M. COUSINS, A. W. PURDUE, S. A. CAUNCE, STEVEN DESMOND, JUDITH BETNEY, VERONICA GOULTY, FIONA GREEN, ADRIAN GREEN, WINIFRED STOKES, HILARY J. GRAINGER, MARTIN ROBERTS, GILLIAN COOKSON, THOMAS FAULKNER, LINDA POLLEY, HELEN BERRY, HUGH DIXON, JAN HEWITT, LAURA NEWTON.

Details

May 2010
83 black and white illustrations
348 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Regions and Regionalism in History
ISBN: 9781843835417
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Margaret Drabble
Landscape and North-Eastern-ness - Jeremy Gregory
The Prudhoe Landscape History Project: a Retrogressive Study of the Landscape History of Part of Southern Northumberland - Stephen M Cousins
The Landed Estate and the Making of the Northumberland Landscape, 1700-1914 - A.W. Purdue
Agriculture in North-Eastern England, 1750-1914 - Steven Caunce
A Walk through Hardwick Gardens - Steven Desmond
The Shadow in the Garden: Pleasure, Profit and Protection at Gibside, 1840-1860 - Judith Betney
The Walled Garden: A Northumberland Perspective - Veronica Goulty
Impolite Landscapes: Making Private Parks Public - Fiona Green
Houses and Landscape in Early Industrial County Durham - Adrian Green
The 'Raws': Housing the Durham Pitman in the Nineteenth Century - Winifred Stokes
Crathorne Hall: The Making of an Edwardian Landscape - Hilary J Grainger
From Defensive Moat to Romantic Landscape: the Riverbanks of the Durham Peninsula - Martin Roberts
The Darlington Landscape - Gillian Cookson
Urban Landscapes of Newcastle upon Tyne - Thomas Faulkner
To Hell, Utopia and Back Again: Imagining the Urban Landscape of Middlesbrough - Linda Polley
Landscape, Taste and National Identity: William Hutchinson's View of Northumberland (1776-78) - Helen M Berry
Thomas Bewick and the North-Eastern Landscape - Hugh Dixon
The 'Haven' and the 'Grisly Rokkes': Mary Linskill's Dangerous Landscapes and the Making of Whitby - Jan Hewitt
Cullercoats: an Alternative North-Eastern Landscape? - Laura Newton

Reviews

Contributes to broader discussions about how we read and interpret landscapes as historical 'documents'. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

The contributions provide a good mix of approaches and understandings of landscape studies, and there are a number which are of significance to wider debates about landscape development. LANDSCAPE HISTORY

This book is a pleasure to read from cover to cover. It is attractively produced and well illustrated.and the quality of the content is uniformly high. It is thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in the region, its history and its landscapes, and would give many ideas for research and investigation to local historians elsewhere. THE LOCAL HISTORIAN

The sheer diversity of topics and approaches encompassed by the assays is one of this volume's charms. (...) It is difficult to summarise such a rich and diverse collection of essays. NORTHERN HISTORY

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