Explorations in Local and Regional History
This new series of Explorations in Local and Regional History is a continuation and development of the 'Occasional Papers' of the University of Leicester's Department of English Local History, a series started by Herbert Finberg in 1952.
Series Editors: Katrina Navickas (Centre for Regional and Local History, University of Hertfordshire) and Richard Jones (Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester)
We welcome new book proposals for this series.
Books to explore
Editor: Richard Jones , Christopher Dyer
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. This book is based on a conference held in her honour that was intended not to look back but rather to identify her relevance for historians now, and to present new work influenced and inspired by her.
Author: Ronan O'Donnell
Transformations in the rural landscape of post-medieval north-east England.
Editor: Christopher Dyer , Richard Jones
Ten leading experts come together to revisit deserted villages, and reveal much new evidence and new thinking about these fascinating sites.
Author: Mandy de Belin
“This meticulously researched and much-needed study explores the shift from deer- to fox-hunting from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century and its effects on the landscape of Northamptonshire.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History
Author: Susan Oosthuizen
The origin and development of Cambridgeshire's medieval fields
Editor: Jacqueline Eales , Andrew Hopper
This volume honours the memory of Professor Alan Everitt who, in a series of publications during the 1960s and 1970s, advanced the fruitful notion of the ‘county community’ during the seventeenth century.
Author: Paul Cullen , Richard Jones , David N Parsons
Thorp – or throp in some areas – is a common place-name or part of a place-name in England. A standard explanation of them is that unlike tons, bys and hams, thorps were small villages attached to more important places. This new study combines the expertise of linguists with archaeological