First Pasture
  Home » Catalogue » Farming History » My Account  |  View Basket  |  Checkout   
Categories
New and Forthcoming Titles
Farming Memoirs
Farming History
Cattle
Sheep
Farm Record Books
Smallholding
NFU Pocket Diary 2022
Land Management
Cheese & Dairy
Country Life
Pre-Owned Books
DVD Sets
Tractor Barn DVDs
Chris Lockwood DVDs
John Clancy DVDs
Primetime DVDs
Tractor DVDs
Farm Machinery DVDs
Ploughing DVDs
Harvesting DVDs
Nostalgia DVDs
Sheep on Your Smallholding DVDs
Cattle DVDs
Jack Hargreaves DVDs
Country Ways DVDs
Title Search
 
To search keywords within the product descriptions use
Advanced Search
Authors
New Titles more
24 Square Miles Oxfordshire & Sussex (DVD)
24 Square Miles Oxfordshire & Sussex (DVD)
£12.99
Information
About Us
How to Order
Delivery Rates
FAQs
Facebook
Refund Policy
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Links
Cookie Policy
Site Map
Contact Us
The Wandering Herd £34.99

Published: 2021
Author: Andrew Margetts
Format: softback
Pages: 312

First Pasture Price: £34.99

The Wandering Herd - The Medieval Cattle Economy of South East England c. 450 - 1450

The British countryside is on the brink of change. With the withdrawal of EU subsidies, threats of US-style factory farming and the promotion of 'rewilding' initiatives, never before has so much uncertainty and opportunity surrounded our landscape. How we shape our prospective environment can be informed by bygone practice, as well as through engagement with livestock and landscapes long since vanished.

This study examines aspects of pastoralism that occurred in part of medieval England. It suggests how we learn from forgotten management regimes to inform, shape and develop our future countryside. This book focuses on a region of southern England the pastoral identity of which has long been synonymous with the economy of sheep pasture and the medieval right of swine pannage.

These aspects of medieval pastoralism, made famous by iconic images of the South Downs and the evidence presented by Domesday, mask a pastoral heritage in which a significant part was played by cattle. This aspect of medieval pastoralism is traceable in the region's historic landscape, documentary evidence and excavated archaeological remains. Past scholars of the South-East have been so concerned with the importance of medieval sheep, and to a slightly lesser extent pigs, that no systematic examination of the cattle economy has ever been undertaken.

This book therefore represents a deep, multi-disciplinary study of the cattle economy over the longue duree of the Middle Ages, especially its importance within the evolution of medieval society, settlement and landscape. Nationally, medieval cattle have been one of the most important and neglected aspects of the agriculture of the medieval period. This book shows us how, as part of both a mixed and specialised farming economy, they have helped shape the countryside we know today.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 January, 2022.
Reviews
Basket more
0 items
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Secure Shopping
secured by GeoTrust



  
  

Copyright © 2022 First Pasture
Site secured by GeoTrust. Sitemap