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ISBN: 9780857043290
AUTHOR: Editors: Adrian J Webb & Andrew F Butcher
Writing the History of Somerset
Writing the History of Somerset
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This volume, inspired by the work of County Historian Robert Dunning, is concerned broadly with the history of Somerset from the early middle ages to the twenty-first century.

Providing a critical appreciation of Dr Dunning’s extensive contribution to the local and regional historical and historiographical development of the county, it seeks also to extend that contribution in a series of original studies drawing on the county’s abundant record collections and archaeological and antiquarian sources.

The essays in this fascinating volume explore monastic, parochial, religious and heretical themes across the County of Somerset as well as the cultural, economic, and political lives and interests of lay landowners, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, identifying the wide variety of influences and inventions, ranging from agricultural to land-surveyance and cartography.

At the same time, they place a new focus on particular communities, their activities, and the breadth of their connections within and beyond mere localities.

A final retrospective assessment of Dr Dunning’s researches and personal and intellectual generosity reminds us how fortunate we have been to be his readers since the 1960s.

The Authors include: Nicholas Orme, Barry Lane, Anthony J. Scrase, David Dawson, Steve Hobbs, Joseph Bettey, Mary Siraut, Frances Neale, Sue Berry, Adrian J. Webb, Mark McDermott, Dominic Aidan Bellenger, Ralph Griffiths, David Bromwich, under the overall editorship of Andrew Butcher and Adrian Webb.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 329 0, hardback, 243x156mm, 208 pages plus plates. Published December 2018.

Somerset Churches & ChapelsSomerset Churches & Chapels - £14.99
This book, edited by Robert Dunning, is written by experts and profusely illustrated by a wide range of colour and black and white photographs, engravings and drawings, together offering an up-to-date study of church architecture and history in Somerset.
Somerset FamiliesSomerset Families - £19.95
Thirty four families closely linked with the historic county of Somerset, are described with panache by county historian Dr Robert Dunning.
A Somerset MiscellanyA Somerset Miscellany - £8.99
This is a fascinating cornucopia, assembled with Robert Dunning customary erudition, skill and lightness of touch; lovers of the county will find a feast of delights. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
King ArthurKing Arthur - £4.99
This handy, pocket-sized, hardback biography by Robert Dunninganswers these questions and provides the ideal introduction in words and pictures to Arthur, his life and the places where his remarkable spirit can perhaps be felt even today.
A History of SomersetA History of Somerset - £14.95
THE book of the subject by the acknowledged expert Robert Dunning - which the writer Alexander Waugh, a Somerset man, declared essential reading should he be consigned to a desert island. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Bath & Wells A Diocesan HistoryBath & Wells A Diocesan History - £19.99
Robert Dunning, doyen of Somerset historians, ranges widely over 1100 years of history and across the diverse county, from the windswept heights of Exmoor to the pastures of South Somerset, and from the seaside resorts of the coast to the glories of medieval Wells and Georgian Bath, to paint a vivid portrait of this community of faith through more than a millennium.
Spirit of Wells CathederalSpirit of Wells Cathederal - £4.99
With an expert text illuminated by more than sixty full colour photographs by Michael Blandford, renowned historian Robert Dunning explores the Cathedral. He offers a unique perspective on an extraordinary place, all encapsulated in a handy pocket-sized format.
Web Price: £16.99
19.69 EUR 21.24 USD 27.83 AUD

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