Medieval resources

I am interested in how people in medieval Europe have managed various resources to make the most of their potential. I have looked extensively at agricultural landscapes and the environment in the early Anglo-Norman period (1066-1135) in England and Normandy. I have also published on swine husbandry and agricultural practice in the High and Late Middle Ages in both city and countryside.

Multi-use management of the medieval Anglo-Norman forest

Journal of the Oxford University History Society, 1.1 (2004). Contrary to the common view that the Middle Ages was a time of rapid environmental exploitation and degradation, legal documents of the first three Anglo-Norman kings, who reigned over England and Normandy from 1066 to 1135, reveal that medieval landholders in…

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Forests and forestry—Europe

In Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, vol. 2, ed. Pam Crabtree (New York: Facts on File, 2008), 473-475. Find out more about the 4-volume encyclopedia set here.

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Book reviews related to medieval natural resources or environment

Review of Harold Fox, Dartmoor’s Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages, Agricultural History 89, 114–115. Review of Tom Williamson, Environment, Society and Landscape in Early Medieval England, Canadian Journal of History 49, 487-488. Review of John Aberth, An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of…

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