University of Exeter Press

Exeter And Its Region

    • 366 Pages


    This volume is the latest in the series of regional studies issued on the occasion of meetings of the British Association. The 31 contributors, mostly staff of the University of Exeter but including seven outside experts, have provided authoritative and up-to-date accounts of the archaeology, history, economy and political structure of Devon and Exeter against the wider physical and biological background of the south-west peninsula as a whole. To this have been added chapters on the city of Exeter; its growth since 1840, its medical services, social structure and University. To add spice to the mixture, there are concluding chapters on the writers and artists of Devon and Cornwall.



    Lists of suggested further reading have been appended to most chapters, and the volume is illustrated by numerous tables, plans, diagrams and plates.





    This volume provides authoritative and up-to-date accounts of the archaeology, history, economy and political structure of Devon and Exeter against the wider physical and biological background of the south-west peninsula as a whole.




    Editorial Board

    Local Officers, Officials and Executive Committee, British Association Meeting 1969

    Preface


    Introduction

    Part I: The South West: The Physical Background

    1. Introduction

    2. Geology

    3. Geomorphology

    4. Climate

    5. Pleistocene Faunas of Devon

    Part II: The South-West: The Biological Background

    6. Zoology

    7. The Freshwater Fisheries of Exeter and District

    8. Flora and Vegetation

    9. Nature Conservation

    Part III: The Archaeology and History of Devon

    10. Exeter: The Site and Setting

    11. The Palaeolithic and Mesolithic

    12. Prehistoric and Roman Settlement

    13. The Evolution of Settlement in Celtic, Saxon and Medieval Times

    14. The Economic History of Devon 1300-1700

    15. The Economic History and Industrial Archaeology of Devon since 1700

    Part IV

    16. The Place Names of Devon

    Part V: The Economy and Political Structure of Devon

    17. Economic Activity

    18. Agriculture

    19. Forestry

    20. The Holiday Industry

    21. Politics and Government

    Part VI: Exeter: The City and University

    22. The Growth of Exeter from 1840 to the Present Day

    23. The Medical Services in Exeter

    24. Two Aspects of the Social Structure of Exeter

    25. The University of Exeter: A Retrospect

    Part VII: Literature and Art in the South West

    26. Some Writers of the South West

    27. The Exeter Book

    28. Art and the South West



    Frank Barlow was Professor of History at the University of Exeter


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