Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This overview provides an overview of some emerging key themes and topics in the archaeological study of later medieval towns and cities. The focus is on the contribution archaeology makes to providing an understanding of how urban landscapes were shaped on the ground, and what kinds of activities took place in medieval townscapes. The pattern of urban development across the twelfth to fifteenth centuries shows some similarities across Britain, even though differences within and between towns and cities are evident in their details. The archaeology of later medieval urbanism has revealed much that would otherwise not be known if written records alone were to be relied upon, showing clearly that the archaeologist is in a strong position to shed light on the nature of living in medieval towns.

Keywords: medieval urbanism, urban morphology, urban landscapes, plan-analysis, town planning, waterfronts, mapping and GIS, urbanization, markets, buildings

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.