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    Medieval London Houses (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (Paperback) By (author) John Schofield

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    DescriptionA comprehensive study of domestic buildings in London from about 1200 to the Great Fire in 1666. John Schofield describes houses and such related buildings as almshouses, taverns, inns, shops and livery company halls, drawing on evidence from surviving buildings, archaeological excavations, documents, panoramas, drawn surveys and plans, contemporary descriptions, and later engravings and photographs. Schofield presents an overview of the topography of the medieval city, reconstructing its streets, defences, many religious houses and fine civic buildings. He then provides details about the mediaeval and Tudor London house: its plan, individual rooms and spaces and their functions, the roofs, floors and windows, the materials of construction and decoration, and the internal fittings and furniture. Throughout the text he discusses what this evidence tells us about the special restrictions or pleasures of living in the capital; how certain innovations of plan and construction first occurred in London before spreading to other towns; and how notions of privacy developed. The text is illustrated and accompanied by a selective gazetteer of 201 sites in the City of London and its immediate environs.

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    Medieval London Houses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Schofield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,132 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300082838
    ISBN 10: 0300082835

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
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    Abridged Dewey: 900
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    B&T Approval Code: A05204000
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    DC22: 728.09421090
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    LC classification: NA7332 \.S
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    300 illustrations, 10 colour pl
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    John Schofield is academic editor at the Museum of London Archaeology Service
    Review quote
    "Dr Schofield's study is scholarly and thorough... it undoubtedly constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of London before the Great Fire." John Goodall, Country Life "Schofield uses a full range of sources to reconstruct London's houses and layout from 1200-1600 A.D., and provides a gazetteer of some 201 sites in and around the City. Another beautifully produced and splendidly illustrated volume from Yale University Press." Antiquity