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The park - a feature of the landscape we always associate with the hunting of deer - played an important role in the psyche of Britain's medieval aristocracy. This well-illustrated book offers a reappraisal of the park by a new generation of landscape researchers, who use a diversity of approaches...
The wall paintings of Hardham Church, which date from c1100, are amongst the most important schemes of medieval painted decoration in England. Their iconography is also of international significance. Despite this significance, the wall paintings are in a fragile condition.
The village - one of the keystones of the English rural landscape - has a powerful hold on the imagination. The origin of nucleated and dispersed settlements - the countryside of villages and the countryside of hamlets - has since become a central concern of landscape historians. This book directly...
By M. C. Bishop
Rome's rise to empire is often said to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies.
The esteem in which satyr drama was held in antiquity arouses curiosity and controversy. This title explores questions central to the genre, including how did satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy; and, how did the Athenians react to pro-satyric drama,...
Seneca the Younger wrote plays in the time of Nero. This book explores, amongst other questions, the playwright's subtleties of characterisation, his relation to contemporary Roman spectacle and art - and the problems arising in translating him to modern text or stage.
An examination of the antique weapons and armour in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic art, which range in date from the 7th century AD to the 19th century AD.
The Nasser D Khalili Collection contains the largest range of Qur'anic material in private hands and includes examples from centres as far apart as Spain and India. The second of four volumes dedicated to the Qur'ans in the collection, this work covers the period from AD 1000 to AD 1400.
The third of three volumes comprising an edition of the earliest manuscripts of Rumi's great poem of Islamic mysticism. Persian text.