Perceptions of medieval settlement

Gardiner, Mark and Kilby, Susan (2018) Perceptions of medieval settlement. In: The Oxford handbook of later medieval archaeology in Britain. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 210-225. ISBN 9780198744719

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Our understanding of how people in late medieval Britain perceived their landscape is still at an early stage. While much attention has been devoted to seigneurial perceptions of space, largely confined to the rather narrow field of castles, much less work has been devoted to the way in which peasants conceptualized the landscape which they occupied. The study of the perception of the spiritual has been almost entirely limited to established religious sites, which fails to reflect the thorough penetration of the sacred into the mundane world. In recent years archaeology has increasingly turned to think in greater detail about perception as it has become clearer that the thought-about world and the experienced world, two interlinked aspects of perception, played a significant role in behaviour.

Keywords:Settlement, Middle Ages, perception
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
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Deposited On:07 Mar 2018 17:05

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