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Book Review: Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England by Alan Cooper

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Alan Cooper's Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700- 1400, is an important contribution to our understanding of the development of the English laws relating to bridge building and maintenance from Anglo-Saxon times to the final decades of the fourteenth century. More a history of the responses of successive royal administrations to the problem of providing and maintaining a crucial element of transport infrastructure than a history of the technology of bridge construction, the book provides some fascinating insights into the very different approaches to governance of the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman kings.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Lucas, A. R. (2007). Book Review: Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England by Alan Cooper. The Medieval Review, (07.09.13),

Issue


  • 07.09.13

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Alan Cooper's Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700- 1400, is an important contribution to our understanding of the development of the English laws relating to bridge building and maintenance from Anglo-Saxon times to the final decades of the fourteenth century. More a history of the responses of successive royal administrations to the problem of providing and maintaining a crucial element of transport infrastructure than a history of the technology of bridge construction, the book provides some fascinating insights into the very different approaches to governance of the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman kings.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Lucas, A. R. (2007). Book Review: Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England by Alan Cooper. The Medieval Review, (07.09.13),

Issue


  • 07.09.13

Place Of Publication


  • United States