Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages

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A striking and famous feature of the English landscape, Dartmoor (in the southwest of the country) is a beautiful place, with a sense of wildness and mystery. But in the Middle Ages intensive practical use was made of its resources: its extensive moorlands provided summer pasture for thousands of cattle from the Devon lowlands, which flowed in a seasonal tide, up in the spring and down in the autumn. This book describes, for the first time, the social organization and farming practices associated with that annual transfer ...

Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages 2012, University of Exeter Press

ISBN-13: 9780859898652

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Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages 2012, University of Exeter Press

ISBN-13: 9780859898645

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