Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Welsh Border, The - Archaeology, History and Landscape
Trevor Rowley
ISBN: 9780752419176 (075241917X)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Ebrill 2004
Cyhoeddwr: Tempus Publishing Limited, Stroud
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 247 x 170 mm, 224 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Ein Pris: £18.99 
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Archwiliad hynod ddiddorol o archaeoleg a thirwedd y Gororau o gyfnod cyn hanesïol hyd heddiw, yn adlewyrchu cymhlethodod ac amrywiaeth hanes yr ardal ym meysydd rhyfela a chrefydd, amaethyddiaeth a diwydiant. 83 llun du-a-gwyn, 36 llun lliw a 18 map a diagram. Cyhoeddwyd gyntaf Awst 2001.

A fascinating exploration of the archaeology and landscape of the Welsh Borders from prehistoric to present times, reflecting the complexity and diversity of the history of the area in the fields of warfare and religion, agriculture and industry. 83 black-and- white and 36 colour photographs, and 18 maps and diagrams. First published in August 2001.
This is a detailed study of the borderland between England and Wales, also known as the Welsh Marches. The author explains how the special character of this region can be traced as far back as the Iron Age, with prehistoric hillforts marking out a borderland. The chapters follow the chronological development of the region, beginning with the geomorphological history of the landscape and the first human presence. Archaeological investigations and place-name studies are used to provide insight into the period of Roman occupation and the subsequent Dark Ages. Later chapters focus on the role and influence of castles, the Church, woodland and forest, and finally industry. The final chapter outlines developments at the end of the twentieth century, particularly new urban development, the growth of tourism and changing attitudes to the rural landscape.

This book will be of great interest to anyone who lives in the borderland and is keen to find out more about the history and geography of the area. Each chapter contains a helpful ‘Places to visit’ section with a wealth of detail about the origins of place-names. Excellent use is made in the early chapters of aerial black-and-white photographs to illustrate how features of the landscape reveal details of earlier settlement and activity. The explanations of cropmarks are particularly fascinating. The author also draws upon works of literature to provide vivid descriptions of the landscape and settlements at different points in the past. The book ends on a cautionary note, reminding those who live in this special region that they have a responsibility to ensure that future developments ‘respect the integrity of the unique Border landscape’.

Jenny Lewin-Jones

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