On the particularism of English landscape archaeology
Johnson, Matthew (2005) On the particularism of English landscape archaeology. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 9, (2), 111-122. (doi:10.1007/s10761-005-8142-7).
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The aim of this paper is to explore the question: why is the archaeology of English historic landscapes apparently so provincial? Inevitably the response must be that matters are more complex.
In this paper, I examine the work of W. G. Hoskins, the “father of English landscape history,” and draw attention to: the complex way in which landscape is embedded in nationalism; the relations between locale, province, and nation; and the way wider tensions, in particular of colonialism are embedded within Hoskins's own discourse.
In conclusion, I examine ways in which this problematic continues to structure enquiry into the English landscape today and to inhibit a genuinely international and comparative approach to historic landscapes.
|Keywords:||hoskins, landscape, england, particularism|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:25|
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