This text has been designed to cover all aspects and phases of the historical geography of England and Wales in a single volume. In its substantially revised and enlarged form, the treatment of standard themes has been completely re-written to take account of recent work and shifts in viewpoint while its overall coverage has been extended to embrace newer themes like symbolic landscapes and the geography of the inter-war period. Its comprehensiveness and freshness of approach ensure its continuing value and success as a text.

Key Features

  • Breadth of coverage from prehistory to 1939
  • Uses a range of data sources and approaches
  • Well illustrated with particular emphasis on key themes
  • Major revision of 1st edition with much wider range of topics


Historical and regional geographers and economic and social historians.

Table of Contents

B.K. Roberts, Perspectives on Prehistory. I. Hodder and M. Millett, The Human Geography of Roman Britain. G.R.J. Jones, Celts, Saxons and Scandinavians. B.M.S. Cambell, People and Land in the Middle Ages, 1066-1500. P.T.H. Unwin, Towns and Trade, 1066-1500. R.M. Smith, Population and Society, 1500-1730. J. Yelling, Agriculture. P.D. Glennie, Industry and Towns, 1500-1730. R.A. Butlin, Regions in England and Wales, c. 1600-1914. R.A. Dodgshon, The Changing Evaluation of Space, 1500-1914. R. Lawton, Population and Society, 1730-1914. J.R. Walton, Agriculture and Rural Society. D. Gregory, 'A New and Differing Face in Many Places:' Three Geographies of Industrialization. H. Carter, Towns and Urban Systems, 1730-1914. R. Dennis, The Social Geography of Towns and Cities, 1730-1914. N. Thrift, Transport and Communication, 1730-1914. S. Daniels and S. Seymour, Landscape Design and the Idea of Improvement, 1730-1914. E. Pawson, British Expansion Overseas, c. 1730-1914. B.T. Robson, The Years between Two Worlds. Index.


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