Medieval Yorkshire Towns: People, Buildings and Spaces
This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a tour through the medieval towns of Yorkshire. The author explores the ways in which architecture and the use of space in the medieval town were the expression of an urban culture which was evolving between the tenth and fourteenth centuries and was given pronounced expression by the fifteenth century. He goes on to show that this was also the expression of authority and conflict and that this process created a separate and markedly urban architectural development which took shape in the medieval period.
The reader is introduced to Yorkshire's medieval urban heritage through encounters with the nature of urban society, the symbolic and dominating presence of the church in the medieval townscape, and housing, trade and public health. In conclusion the author looks at what significance the Yorkshire medieval town holds for us today.
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Constructing and Deconstructing the Town
People in Towns
The Pattern and Plan of Towns
Liberties and Precincts
Form Function and Symbolism in Ecclesiastical Buildings
The Structuring of Authority
Spaces for Trade 222
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