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A History of English Field Names

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By: John Field
285 pages, B/w illus
A History of English Field Names
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  • A History of English Field Names ISBN: 9780582081581 Paperback Dec 1993 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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About this book

Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed to a surprisingly complex picture today. A pioneering history.

Contents

Editorial Preface, Preface, Acknowledgements, List of Abbreviations. 1. Place names and field-names. 2. Common fields and the process of enclosure. 3. Field-names and the landscape. 4. Woodlands and wild life. 5. A living from the land. 6. Descriptions of size, shape and distance. 7. Transfer and transplantation. 8..Tenure and endowment. 9. Buildings, transport and manufacturing industry. 10. Religion, folk customs and assembly places. 11. Work in progress and prospect. Appendix. Index.

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Textbook
By: John Field
285 pages, B/w illus
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'Field is the leading expert in field name studies, and, not suprisingly, this book is a thorough, indeed a monumental work, dense, scholarly and well researched.' Rural History
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