The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 1, Prehistory to AD 1042 - Stuart Piggott, Joan Thirsk, 1972, First Edition
The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 1, Prehistory to AD 1042
Stuart Piggott, Joan Thirsk
Cambridge University PressHardcover, ISBN 9780521084239
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1972
Used - Very Good: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth; overall firm, back hinge splitting and some splitting on front inside hinge but still bound. Please see pictures for further item condition details. Ex-Library stamps (University Library of Sheffield) and sticker on inside front cover.
"The agrarian history of Britain begins not with the earliest written documents but with the archaeological evidence marking the advent of the first agriculturalists from the European continent before 3000BC. The foundations of the farming community, which was encountered by the Romans and the subsequent Germanic settlers, were laid by stone-using peoples growing cereal crops and domesticating animals, and the later development of metal technologies enabled these peasant communities to intensify their exploitation of the natural environment. This volume was originally published in two parts, the first edited by Stuart Piggott and the second by H. P. R. Finberg. Part II was actually published in 1972, with the first following in 1981. The volume surveys, for the whole of Britain, this evolution of the man-made landscape over the period of some three millennia before the Roman conquest, utilising in particular the surviving evidence in the British countryside, unique in Europe, for the agrarian pattern of prehistoric settlement."