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eBook The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800 (Oxford Historical Monographs) download ISBN: 0199226857
Author: David Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 6, 2008)
Language: English
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This book is essential reading for those interested in architecture, engineering, transport, and economics, and any historian sceptical about the achievements of medieval England.

Transport and Society 400-1800. Oxford Historical Monographs

Transport and Society 400-1800. Oxford Historical Monographs. First comprehensive scholarly history on the subject of bridges.

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David Harrison,,The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400–1800 (2004) Oxford University Press,Oxford 249 pages, £45 hardback. David Harrison,,The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400–1800 (2004) Oxford University Press,Oxford 249 pages, £45 hardback. DavidHarrison set himself the task of rediscovering the bridges of medieval England and in doing sohas recovered an important element of economic geography of the country. The number of bridges in England increased only slowly thereafter so that in 1800 therewere a similar number of bridges, in the same locations, as there had been in 1250.

A Saxon bridge from Leicestershire’, The Archaeologist, 52 (Winter), 22–3. Oxford before the University. The Late Saxon and Norman Archaeology of the Thames Crossing: the Defences and the Town, Oxford University School of Archaeology for Oxford Archaeology, Thames Valley Landscapes Monogr 17, Oxford. An 8th-century Mercian bridge over the Trent at Cromwell, Nottinghamshire, England’, Antiquity, 69 (special no. 265), 1015–18

Medieval bridges are startling achievements of design and engineering comparable with the great cathedrals of the period, and are also proof of the great importance of road transport in the middle ages and of the size and sophistication of the medieval economy. David Harrison rewrites their history from early Anglo-Saxon England right up to the Industrial Revolution, providing new insights into many aspects of the subject. Looking at the role of bridges in the creation of a new road system, which was significantly different from its Roman predecessor and which largely survived until the twentieth century, he examines their design. Often built in the most difficult circumstances: broad flood plains, deep tidal waters, and steep upland valleys, they withstood all but the most catastrophic floods. He also investigates the immense efforts put into their construction and upkeep, ranging from the mobilization of large work forces by the old English state to the role of resident hermits and the charitable donations which produced bridge trusts with huge incomes. The evidence presented in The Bridges of Medieval England shows that the network of bridges, which had been in place since the thirteenth century, was capable of serving the needs of the economy on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. This has profound implications for our understanding of pre-industrial society, challenging accepted accounts of the development of medieval trade and communications, and bringing to the fore the continuities from the late Anglo-Saxon period to the eighteenth century. This book is essential reading for those interested in architecture, engineering, transport, and economics, and any historian sceptical about the achievements of medieval England.