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Title: Conquest and urban consolidation : an investigation into plan development and burgage patterns in Anglo-Norman Ireland
Author: Dargan, Pat
ISNI:       0000 0001 3404 6152
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 1996
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During the twelfth and thirteenth-centuries, Ireland experienced a large-scale urbanization movement, initiated as part of the Anglo-Norman conquest and colonization of the island. As part of this process, old settlements were re-modelled and promoted; and an extensive network of new towns were planted across the Irish medieval landscape. This dissertation examines the development of this colonial urbanization movement with particular reference to the urban planning aspects of the process. Volume I, considers the origins, influences, and ideals of the Anglo-Norman town builders, as well as the morphogenetic, spatial and distributive characteristics of their endeavors. In addition, the current level of scholarship on the subject is highlighted and discussed. Volume II, focuses on a series of typical Anglo-Norman town foundations, where the origins, plan and burgage development patterns are explored in depth, through the techniques of plan and metrological analysis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Irish medieval landscape; Medieval town planning