An Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire
Editor: David Short
“The atlas is first-rate. The supporting texts are excellent, frequently... providing significant analysis as well as guidance to the sources. The production values are high. This work is one of the best of the county historical atlases.”
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“This is a particularly beautiful volume. It is printed in full colour, rather than in two colours which allows for rich mapping. Most of the maps are suitably large, allowing the reader to delve properly down into their contents. And, perhaps most creative of all, the contents are arranged within eleven themes rather than in the usual chronological format. This apparently minor innovation makes an enormous difference. Within a few consecutive pages, the strange disconnection of county, diocesan, poor law and local government boundaries is laid bare; shifting settlement patterns from Palaeolithic to Anglo-Saxon can be compared over another seven pages; while the histories of the garden cities and the new towns – first introduced in Hertfordshire – are beautifully illustrated.” Susan Oosthuizen, University of Cambridge
“This is an attractive and accessible volume that will be of interest to many and a fine addition to the growing number of county historical atlases.” Sarah Spooner, Rural History
“This long-expected atlas has been well worth the wait. [It] is a rich compendium of Hertfordshire history and a pleasure to handle.” Herts Past and Present
With over eighty maps and accompanying articles, the Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire contains an immense amount of research which will be invaluable to all those with an interest in the history of this important English county.
Arranged thematically, it guides the reader through geology, geography and topography, administrative organisation, buildings, transport and communications, demography, settlement, agriculture, industry and trade, landscape, religion, welfare, war and civil unrest.
ISBN: 978-0-9542189-6-6 Format: Paperback, 224pp Published: May 2011
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