Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859898270 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9780859898287 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Mining in a Medieval Landscape

The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley

Stephen Rippon, Peter Claughton, and Christopher Smart

Stephen Rippon, Peter Claughton, and Christopher Smart

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

200 pages | 60 halftones | 7 x 9-1/2 | © 2009
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859898270 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9780859898287 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Mining in a Medieval Landscape explores the history and archaeology of the late medieval royal silver mines at Bere Ferrers in Devon’s Tamar Valley and examines their significance for mining history as a whole. Comparing their impact on the landscape with that of less intensive, traditional mining industries, this authoritative volume analyzes maps and documents together in light of recent archaeological field surveys, allowing the mining landscape to be reconstructed in remarkable detail.

Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Glossary

 

1 Introduction: the impact of industry on the medieval landscape

 

2 Earth’s riches: metal resources in medieval Devon

 

3 Silver production in medieval England and the Devon mines

 

4 The extraction and processing of silver-bearing ores

 

5 Fuelling the industry: the management of water and woodland

 

6 The mining community and its impact on the wider landscape

 

7 Discussion and conclusions

 

Notes

Sources and bibliography

Index

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