Thorps in a Changing Landscape by Paul Cullen

Thorps in a Changing Landscape

Paul Cullen, Richard Jones and David N. Parsons
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Considering the minor settlements of England's Danelaw—villages known as thorps or throps—this history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking place in the English landscape between AD 850 and 1250. The integral role of thorps in revolutionizing agricultural practice at that time is thoroughly analyzed.

Author Biography

Paul Cullen is development correspondent of the Irish Times and has written widely from Africa and other centers of conflict.

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