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People and places; essays in honour of Mick Aston.


People and places; essays in honour of Mick Aston.

Ed. by Michael Costen.

Oxbow Books


216 pages




It takes something extra to be Mick Aston (landscape archeology, U. of Bristol), and it took something extra, two whole days in fact, to get through all the students and colleagues who prepared papers in his honor at his retirement celebration in December 2005 at the U. of Bristol. Said papers cover everything from strange castles and prehistoric landscapes in Somerset to the trail of the hunter-gatherers in southwestern England, physical expressions of Church customs in early medieval Britain, loose thegns in Wessex, canons in France, Angevin lordship and colonial Romanesque in Ireland, the small locus of a bishop, an aristocratic mausoleum at a French abbey, nakedness and drunkenness at Tong Castle, crises in archeological communications, proof that not all archeology is rubbish in three artifacts and commentary on what we really see in past landscapes. A short biography and list of Aston's principal papers over the last several decades are included.

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